Committee Probing Recruitment Scam Serves Notice To APSC Chairman

Choudhury, who was appointed chairman of APSC on August 18, had served as the principal controller of examination (PCE) during CCE 2014 when the scam took place.
IAS Bharat Bhushan Dev Choudhury recently took his oath as the APSC chairman
IAS Bharat Bhushan Dev Choudhury recently took his oath as the APSC chairman

The committee appointed to look into the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) recruitment scam has served a notice to the newly appointed chairman Bharat Bhushan Dev Choudhury.

According to reports, IAS officer BB Dev Choudhury was served the notice by the committee formed to probe the matter, headed by retired Justice Biplab Kumar Sarma in connection with the scam in the CCE 2014.

Choudhury, who was appointed chairman of APSC on August 18, had served as the principal controller of examination (PCE) during CCE 2014 when the scam took place.

Last month, Choudhury had become the first ever APSC chairman who had an ACS background and had later gained the rank of IAS through promotion. He replaced Dr. Ajanta Nath, who had been appointed to the position as an in-charge.

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In April this year, as many as 67 people were named in the charge sheet filed in case, of whom, 60 were candidates and seven were APSC staffers.

Earlier, former Chief Secretary to the Assam government, Jishnu Barua had informed that the probing committee will submit its report within a month.

He further informed that a special meeting was scheduled to take place soon. After the meeting, the report will be submitted, Barua added.

As many as 21 ACS and APS officers had received notices to appear before the committee.

All officers of the 2014 batch will have to appear before the committee, reports stated. Of the 21, some had been arrested earlier in relation to the case.

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