Complete SPSC exams, declare results before election code of conduct: BJYM

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Complete SPSC exams, declare results before election code of conduct: BJYM

GANGTOK,: Sikkim BJP Yuva Morcha (BJYM) on Sunday demanded the State government to complete the inordinately delayed Sikkim Public Service Commission (SPSC) recruitment exams within February, before code of conduct is imposed for the 2024 election.

Sikkim BJYM president Sancho Lepcha, general secretary Pukar Pandey and spokesperson KN Sharma made this demand during a press meet here.

The SPCS had started the recruitment process by holding the preliminary exams earlier this year in January for the 62 posts of under secretaries, DSPs and accounts officers. Around 8,000 candidates had given the prelims but controversy soon erupted with allegations of lapses in conduct of exams at certain centres, erroneous questions and missing answer keys.

After this controversy, the SPSC notified that all those candidates who appeared for the prelims would be allowed for the mains examination.

“In coming February, it will be two years since the SPSC had issued a notification for the 62 posts. Even today there is no information on when the mains would take place. Two years are passing by, why has the SPSC not been able to complete the recruitment process? It is a huge injustice to all the candidates. This is a major issue for our youth at a time when unemployment rate is very high in Sikkim,” said Pandey.

The BJYM demanded that the SPSC must complete the remaining exams and other recruitment formalities by coming January end. They must declare the results by February before the code of conduct for 2024 election is enforced, Pandey said.

The youth front of State BJP also raised the issue of the lack of a government medical college or medical university in Sikkim. It has been almost 50 years of democracy in Sikkim but unfortunately there is no government medical college and medical university in our State, said State BJYM president Sancho Lepcha.

Lepcha expressed that if the State has its own medical college then it would have saved crores of rupees annually that is presently being used to sponsor the Sikkimese students who have received the 50 free MBBS seats in Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences.  We could have enrolled a larger number of Sikkimese students in MBBS seats in our own State medical college and many more in para-medical studies, he said.

“If the BJP is elected to power in Sikkim in the coming election, our priority will be to establish the State’s own medical college and university. We also urge other political parties to give top consideration to this matter,” said Lepcha.


Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi