Single exam fee now for candidates making use of for posts requisitioned by a number of departments
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday introduced discount in examination fee for all PPSC examinations for general and SC/ST classes, and full waiver for candidates from Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Persons With Disabilities (PWD) classes, thus offering main aid to candidates showing for these exams. Application costs nevertheless, stay unchanged.
Candidates making use of for posts requisitioned by multiple division can even now must pay solely a single exam fee, as per the instructions of the Chief Minister. However, software fee of Rs 500 stays the identical for all aggressive and job recruitment exams carried out by the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC).
The waiver/discount for the varied classes has come into rapid impact with the PPSC ordering the identical, and the Department of Personnel additionally swiftly issuing the mandatory notification, in response to the Chief Minister’s directive, mentioned an official spokesperson.
Under the revised slabs, the fee has been slashed from the current Rs 2,500 to Rs 1,000 for the general classes, considerably lowered for SC/ST, and fully eradicated for EWS and PWD classes, thus offering important aid to candidates from weaker sections in specific.
The growth assumes significance as PPSC is in the method of constructing recruitments to numerous posts, particularly these of SDEs and JEs, in varied departments.
Giving particulars on the only exam fee orders, the spokesperson mentioned candidates earlier needed to pay separate exam fee for every division in case of posts frequent posts requisitioned by them. However, now PPSC goes in for frequent exam for posts like SDO and JE, and the brand new fee construction would require the candidate to pay a single exam fee for these posts in all requisitioning departments.
Thus, for a candidate showing for the put up of SDE requisitioned by 17 completely different departments, the exam fee was beforehand charged 17 occasions, however now a single exam fee shall be charged. Only the applying fee will proceed to be charged department-wise.
Giving particulars of the fee cuts, Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan mentioned all the examination fee of Rs 2,500 charged from every of the economically weaker sections (EWS) and lineal of descendants of ex-serviceman (LDESM) candidates has been waived off, and these candidates will now must pay no fee for showing for any aggressive/ job recruitment exams being carried out by the PPSC. Similarly, the full examination fee of Rs 1,250 charged from every of the individuals with disabilities (PWD) has been slashed and now the candidates from this class can take the PPSC exams for free.
Also, giving main aid to the SC/ST classes from all of the states and the OBC candidates from Punjab, the PPSC has lowered their examination fee from Rs 650 to Rs 250. Extending the profit to all different candidates, together with these from the general classes, the PPSC has slashed the examination fee from the current Rs 2,500 to Rs 1,500, she mentioned.