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Petition to To the decision taking bodies of OSMANIA UNIVERSITY and Government of Telangana.

Requesting conduction of exams in online mode.

Respected SIR/MADAM, We the students of OSMANIA UNIVERSITY and it’s affiliated colleges are writing this letter in these unfortunate times of covid-19 requesting you to conduct our examination online which are scheduled to be starting in the month of July. Considering the impact the new delta+ variant of Covid-19 is having on younger population and the fact that most live with highly vulnerable individuals in our families , the risk for us attending college is significantly high. In these tough times many of us have lost their closed ones and going through serious PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), getting through these struggling hours have been a challenge already,now gaining the courage to come and attend exams for the many and more of us living with COVID PHOBIA is going to have a huge toll on our mental health as well hence We would like to request you to kindly allow us to continue our examinations online.We hope this request can be accommodated and We appreciate the support provided by the university and government of Telangana during these tough times. We hope this request can be accommodated As state government already scraped Board examinations keeping safety of students as a priority, we UNIVERSITY STUDENTS also want the same concern to be shown for our Semester Examinations. We appreciate the support provided by the university and government of Telangana during these tough times.Thanking Chief Minister of Telangana Sri K.Chandrashekar RaoAnd the decision taking bodies of OSMANIA UNIVERSITY, Director of Osmania University Prof.N.Kishan. Students of Osmania university and it’s affiliated colleges.

Fardeen Taj
29,518 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission(APPSC)

"Save the Merit"- Discrepancies in Andhra Pradesh Group1 Mains Result

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission(APPSC) released a notification in 2018 for recruitment to Group1 services. The Mains exam for this notification was held in December 2020. And, the results for the Mains exam were given on 28th April, 2021. Out of the 7000 students who appeared for the exam, around 340 students cleared it and got selected to the Personality Test ( interview round). But this result was unexpected and a rude shock as many deserving and meritorious candidates couldn't clear it. This is not a grievance of an individual aspirant. It is an issue of a collective nature. Candidates selected through this exam will hold key positions in the government. We, thus request your urgent attention to this issue of far-reaching importance to public administration and social service delivery in Andhra Pradesh.   The questions we raise pertain to the nature of the examination procedures- is it transparent, fair, free of errors or prejudice? 1.Digital evaluation of the answer sheets is the most controversial decision of APPSC. This mode was not a part of the original notification. There was no pilot study. Did the logistics of scanning nearly 50,000+ scripts and lakhs of pages account for human errors? Even a few pages wrongly assigned can kill a student’s chances of making it to the next round.  2.Shockingly, a third party was engaged with the responsibility of paper evaluation. The main duty is being outsourced without any legitimate reasons. Can the EC outsource conduct of elections? 3.The commission needs to disclose in what ways scaling between the English medium papers and Telugu medium papers was done. 4.The names of selected candidates have not been disclosed. This is a violation of general practice undertaken by the UPSC We demand the following measures to be taken up by the Commission 1.Physical re-evaluation of Mains answer-sheets. Manual evaluation of a minimum of 100 answer sheets can be done first to confirm their inconsistency with marks gained through digital evaluation.2. Disclose names of selected candidates and marks of all candidates. This also allows them to understand their shortcomings for their next attempt.3. Release a white paper on the SOP of the technicalities of digital evaluation.4. Release marks and scripts of all unselected candidates.5. Institute a functioning online grievance redressal system for aspirants to lodge their complaints on this process. Given the opacity of the current evaluation process, it gives rise to claims of nepotism and corruption. This result involves the futures of thousands of aspirants working hard for years trying to succeed in this exam. APPSC, given its Constitutional responsibility, needs to make disclosure, to ensure that the system is foolproof and above any reproach. Aspirants demand that justice not just be done, but it should be seen to be done.

Sanjana Simha
1,322 supporters