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Two tales: RPSC member pays price for corruption, ED arrests; KPSC secy IAS Kishor brings reforms, gets transferred

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The Directorate of Enforcement ( ED ) has arrested member of Rajasthan Public Service Commission ( RPSC ) Babulal Katara for allegedly taking money against paper leak. Job aspirants have been agitating against rising corruption in the commission.

Nearly 2,000 kms away, job aspirants and students are also agitating. But against the transfer of an IAS officer Suralkar Vikas Kishor, who as the of Karnataka Public Service Commission ( KPSC ), brought and efficiency in the commission. Kishor has been transferred as zonal commissioner in Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palika.

A 2012-batch officer, Kishor had joined KPSC in July 2022. Then the agency was grappling with delayed recruitments and allegations of nepotism. Kishor, in last one year has brought things on track.

“He brought complete transparency in the system. He used to communicate and update us on X (formerly Twitter) about the developments related to the exam,” said Kantha Kumar R, president of All Karnataka State Students Associations.

Kishor won the trust of job aspirants by sticking to the exam calendar religiously and bringing out on time. He used to release the answer key on the same day and would update each and every movement in the process,” a job aspirant Sentill Kumar told The BuckStopper.

Karnataka State Competitive Examination Aspirants Association (KSCEAA) said in a tweet, “Our beloved KPSC Secretary Suralkar Vikas Kishor Sir has been transferred today. Respected Sir in his tenure worked for the benefits of aspirants community & was able to bring reforms in KPSC.Thanks for all the support sir. Our aspirants Community will miss you lot Sir.”

Why Kishor was removed from KPSC

KPSC chairperson Shivashankarappa S Sahukar has opened front against Kishor alleging “misuse of and unilateral decision-making.”
Kishor has floated a tender for usage of ( AI ) technology to make recruitment exams more transparent without discussing with the chairman.
The chairman had complained chief minister and chief secretary regarding the ‘autocratic' working style of Kishor.
He alleged that Kishor doesn't keep him in loop in any decision whether it's publishing or answer key or releasing provisional list of candidates.
Kishor, however has maintained that he had performed his duty well within the secretary's power. He has not done anything which could harm the reputation of agency.

Vivek Shukla
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Vivek Shukla is a management graduate who has worked in corporate worked for 20 years and is now pursuing his passion — news.
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