Minister denies charges of bribes in recruitment

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Hyderabad, Mar 24 (UNI)Andhra Pradesh Finance, Medical, Health and Family Welfare Minister K Rosaiah today denied that the authorities of the Medical and Health Department were taking huge bribes for appointing drug inspectors.

Replying to a question by P Shankara Rao (Congress) and others during the Question Hour of the state assembly, he said the recruitment process was totally transparent and there was no scope for corrupt practices.

He said 95 percent marks were being awarded for candidates on the basis of their qualifications. Only five percent marks were being given on the basis of interview to judge the personality of the candidate.

He said as such, there was no scope for any official to favour any candidate. He appealed to the unemployed youth not believe any roumours and pay money to any one for getting the job.

Replying to supplementaries, the Minister admitted that there was shortage of drug inspectors in the state. Eight regular posts were being filled up through the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC).

The Minister also admitted that as per the Hathi Commission recommendation, there was need for appointing 250 drug inspectors in the state.


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