Gujarat NEWS : Congress Spokesperson Criticizes Discrepancies in Gujarat PSI and LRD Recruitment Exams

In a detailed letter to the Chief Minister, Gujarat Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi pointed out multiple discrepancies in the recently announced courses and examination pattern


GANDHINAGAR, GUJARAT : In a letter addressed to the Chief Minister of Gujarat, the Gujarat Pradesh Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi has raised concerns over significant discrepancies in the recruitment process for Police Sub Inspector (PSI) and Lok Rakshak Dal (LRD) exams. The letter highlights several inconsistencies in the marking scheme and the overall evaluation criteria, calling for immediate reforms to ensure fairness for all candidates.

In a detailed letter to the Chief Minister, Gujarat Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi pointed out multiple discrepancies in the recently announced courses and examination patterns for these positions, demanding urgent rectifications to ensure a fair recruitment process.

Doshi’s letter emphasizes the problematic nature of the marking schemes in the preliminary tests for PSI and LRD. “In the PSI preliminary test, 100 marks for Mathematics and Reasoning are allocated in Part-A, with a mandatory pass mark of 40 percent,” the letter states. “Similarly, in the LRD preliminary examination, Part-A alone carries 60 marks for Mathematics and Reasoning, also requiring a 40 percent pass mark.” He argued that these requirements are inconsistent with other competitive exams, where such stringent criteria do not exist.

The letter further compared the PSI and LRD exams with other recruitment processes. Doshi pointed out, “The final merit of a Deputy Mamlatdar is determined by the total marks of four descriptive papers without a requirement to score 40 percent in any paper. Similarly, for the Public Service Commission (PSC) Class 1-2 exams, the final merit is based on the total marks of six descriptive papers and an oral exam, with no provision for a 40 percent pass mark in any paper.” He noted that in contrast, the LRD exam demands a 40 percent pass mark in both Part-A and Part-B, which is seen as an unfair hurdle for candidates.

Addressing the PSI exam specifically, Doshi highlighted further issues. “In the PSI exam, Paper-1 requires 40 percent in both Part-A and Part-B, and Paper-2 also mandates 40 percent. This stringent pass mark provision is unjust,” he wrote. He also criticized the allocation of 30 marks for an essay in Gujarati, suggesting that it leaves room for subjective evaluation by examiners, potentially leading to biased scoring. “To ensure neutral evaluation, the essay should be limited to 10 marks, and the language paper should include objective questions on grammar,” he recommended.

Doshi also condemned the new rules for the recruitment of police constables and PSIs, stating they are unfair to students across the state. “Abolishing race marks will reduce the number of strong and capable candidates in the police force,” he argued. “Moreover, the disparities between urban and rural areas will be exacerbated, affecting the neutral evaluation of the PSI Gujarati-English paper.”

In his concluding remarks, Doshi urged the government to reconsider and revise the current recruitment rules to ensure a level playing field for all candidates. “The provision of making 40 percent compulsory in both parts of the exam is unjust and discriminatory,” he stated. “A fair and transparent recruitment process is essential for the credibility of the police force and the trust of the candidates.”

The letter from the Gujarat Pradesh Congress has ignited a debate over the fairness and transparency of the state’s recruitment exams for police positions, highlighting the need for a more balanced and equitable approach.