Nasik: As many as 14,572 youths, who had applied for the post of clerk and talathi and subsequently taken examinations conducted by the district level selection committee in Nashik district, now find themselves in a fix as the panel has failed to declare the list of those selected for the job till now.

In wait for the results, the candidates can neither take a job in private company, nor can they start attending lectures at colleges for higher studies as the letter of joining, once it comes, would force them to leave their job or scourse mid-way.

The district selection committee, through an advertisement on June 26, had invited applications from candidates willing to take up jobs for the post of clerk and talathi. It had annouced that the exams would be conducted in September, but were postponed to October owing to Kumbh Mela in Nashik city. While the results of exams conducted in other districts by such committees have already been declared and successful candidates have been absorbed, candidates in Nashik continue to await the list mentioning names of those selected.

“The list of those who had passed the exam was announced the very next day. But the list of those absorbed into service is yet to be declared. We are now awaiting results. We are unable to take up a job anywhere else fearing that the letter for immediate joining of duty would force us to quit and return halfway from other places,” Rakesh Patil, one of the candidates, said. Besides, leaving jobs in middle would attract penalty from the company.

The examinations was marred in controversy as the question paper contained an error. “The question paper carried a question which itself was incorrect and hence the candidates left it unattended. There were others who answered the question. After the list was announced, the administration accepted the error and gave marks to those who attempted the question. But the final list of the ones who have been absorbed in the services has not been displayed yet,” Sukrut Pawar, another candidate said.

The district administration, meanwhile, has referred the issue to the state government seeking guidance on the manner the issue has to be dealt with. “The committee has sought guidance from the state government about declaring the results,” collector Deependra Singh Kushwah said.

In all, 15,368 candidates had applied for 45 posts of talathi, of which, 11,827 took the exam. Similarly, 5,314 had applied for 12 posts of clerk, for which, 2,745 candidates sat for the exam.

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