Patna, Apr 18 (UNI) The State Vigilance Bureau today registered a fresh FIR against Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) Chairman Ramsinghasan Singh and four others in connection with a scam in a competitive examination conduted for filling posts in the Animal Husbandary (grade two) Service.
Official sources said here that altogether 743 candidates had applied for the said examination.
No written examination was conducted despite the fact that such an examination was required under the law if number of candidates exceeded 500.
The candidates were selected only on the basis of the interview amounting to complete violation of prescribed rules and regulations.
ADG (Vigilance) Neelmani had formed an invesigating team under the leadership of Deputy Superintendent Prakash Nath Mishra to probe the case.
Sources said recommendations were made for filling up 165 posts in scant regard to the proper selection procedure. The vigilance sleuths came across such cases when relevant documents submitted by candidates were also changed to suit interests of a certain section of examinees.
Scrutiny of bank accounts of some successful candidates revealed that lakhs of rupees were withdrawn between the dates of interview and recommendations for their selection.
Investigations had also confirmed complicity of BPSC Deputy Secretary Sayed Masoom Ali BPSC Assistant Secretary Tej Narain Singh, BPSC members Sheobalak Choudhary and Devnandan Sharma besides the chairman in bunglings committed in the examination.
All the accused were presently in jail for irregularities committed in Bihar Administrative (Derpartmental) Service Examination and illegal appointment of local Moin Ul Haque stadiums manager.
UNI/DH SJC/ VD RN2001