SC candidate replaced from AE list for being Christian protests process

January 17, 2019

Gangtok, 16 Jan:

Sabnam Rasaily of Chisopani, Jorethang in South Sikkim, has expressed “total dissatisfaction” with the manner in which her name was replaced after two days of the announcement of the results of exams for Assistant Engineer [Civil].

She has now appealed to the Chief Minister to give justice to her.

It is informed that Sikkim Public Service Commission had released the list of 36 qualified Assistant Engineer [Civil] candidates on 19 November 2018, but after two days, SPSC published a corrigendum mentioning that Sabnam Rasaily, a Christian, had inadvertently been selected for the post against the roster point reserved for Scheduled Caste category hence was replaced by another SC candidate.

Addressing a press conference here today, Ms Rasaily said, “SPSC did not send me any notice or even inform me before replacing my name. It was really very humiliating and disheartening for me to learn that I had been replaced by another candidate through social and other media when I was receiving best wishes and congratulations from the people.”

She further stated that SPSC should have sent her a notice or at least informed her before publishing the corrigendum in public. She stressed that this process has been very unfair on her and all the hard work she had invested in preparation for the interview.

She stated that upon enquiring about the same, the SPSC Secretary explained it to a mistake in the scrutiny process since no person who professes any religion apart from Hinduism or the Sikhismis deemed to an SC qualifying for reservation.

“I had clearly mentioned Christianity in the religion column and also submitted my SC certificate while filing the form for the interview but to replace my name after the announcement of the results is very unjust and humiliating,” she said.

She expressed her desire to meet the CM to personally place her issue.

“The CM is the guardian of the people of Sikkim and I am very hopeful that he will give me justice,” she said.

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