Candidates reached in hordes sitting on train engines, overloaded buses for 1st schedule of exam
The Hush Post|8:25 am| 1-min-read
For filling over 18,216 vacancies of posts like peon, beldar, animal attendant, helper, mali, and other menial jobs, 17.26 lakh candidates are to appear in the written test. Haryana Services Selection Commission (HSSC) chairman Bharat Bhushan Bharti revealed it on Saturday.
Special trains pressed into service
Special trains and buses had to be put in service on Saturday for the first schedule of the written test. Four lakh candidates appeared in a written examination of the Haryana Services Selection Commission (HSSC) for recruitment to Group D posts in 11 districts of the state on Saturday. The second schedule of the written exam is slated for November 17 and 18.
On any given day of this schedule, over four lakh candidates will have to move out of their home districts.
The number of job aspirants who appeared for the test was so large that they reached their exam destinations sitting on the engine of the Chandigarh-bound Intercity Express on Friday night. The train got delayed and the railways had to run a special train.
Traffic Manager Naveen Kumar told The Tribune that the buses scheduled to run on other routes had to be diverted to Panipat and Panchkula to ferry the candidates to test centres.
The district authorities in Panipat and Samalkha towns have banned the entry of 5,000-odd auto-rickshaws in the town on exam days. In Rohtak, too, a heavy rush of aspirants was witnessed at the railway station and bus stand since Friday evening.
No candidate to appear in home district
“No candidate will be appearing in the written examination in his or her home district,” Isha Kamboj, Controller of Examination, told The Tribune. No candidates are being allowed in with earrings, rings, bracelets, rubber bands, etc.
“The written examination is of 90 marks while 10 marks have been allocated to the socio-economic status of the candidates. There will no interview,” Kamboj added.