Maharashtra Civil Service Commission (MPSC) vacancies will be filled by July 31 and the commission’s recruitment process will be expedited to do justice to the candidates, Chief Deputy Minister Ajit Pawar said on Monday. before the state legislature.
The MPSC plays an important role in state government reviews and interviews for staff recruitment. Four posts within the six-member body are currently vacant.
Calling the death of an MPSC aspirant in Pune unfortunate, Pawar said the government had taken the issue seriously. “An effective system will be put in place to prevent the incident from happening again in the future,” said the deputy CM. The government, he added, will take a positive decision regarding financial assistance to the family of the deceased.
Swapnil Lonakar, 24, who was preparing for the civil service exams organized by the MPSC, committed suicide in Pune because of the alleged delay in his appointment.
Pawar responded after Opposition Leader Devendra Fadnavis raised the issue in the Legislature. The delay in appointing Swapnil despite the completion of the recruitment process was due to court orders received from time to time and the Covid situation, the minister added.
“Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray himself is reviewing the matter and a decision will be taken to expedite the recruitment process in consultation with the MPSC chairman and senior government officials to resolve MPSC candidate issues,” Pawar said. He added that the recruitment process for all important positions in public health, medical education, police and other departments was in full swing.