The Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) has postponed the Combined Competitive Examination for 4 weeks.
According to a notification issued by the Secretary SPSC on Thursday, the postponement was caused due to “unavoidable reasons”. “The new exam dates will be announced shortly after working out administrative arrangements,” the notification read.
The CCE were scheduled to start from November 2nd and culminate by Nov 8th.
Corruption at SPSC
Back in March, the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) took notice of large scale corruption at the SPSC.
Usually the examinations are supposed to be held on a regular basis. However, since the formation of the commission 28 years ago, CCE was held only 6 times. It was held in 1992, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013.
The court issued a 34 page judgement on the illegal appointment of the SPSC chairman and other members.
During the years when no exams took place, the appointments for vacancies were made using alternative methods.
In normal conditions, the government is supposed to send a list of current and future vacancies to the commission for conducting these examinations. The government never sent the list and the commission never requested the government to send them.