The exam for the recruitment to the posts of Patwari in Madhya Pradesh will be postponed further since the Revenue Department has failed to provide the necessary details. The exam was scheduled to be conducted in the month of March 2017.
The exam was to be conducted by the board for the post of Land Record Officer, also known as the Patwari. The department is supposed to fill 9129 vacant posts
The department wanted to conduct the exam initially in the month of December 2016. But, as the revenue department did not have enough information on the number of vacancies, the exam had to be postponed. At that time, the exam was to be conducted for 9,000 vacant seats.
Bhaskar Lakshakar, director of Vyapam, said, “The vacancies have been reduced compared to that in December. I do not know the reason why the vacancies were reduced. However, I am not sure whether the exam will be conducted this time also on the scheduled dates. In 2016, Vyapam gave September 15 as the deadline to revenue department to provide information for conducting the exam. Around 2 lakh candidates were expected to appear for the examination.”
A large number of seats are vacant in the department and this has affected the work of the department a lot.
According to an official, “Entire process of conducting exams is a 90-day process. Vyapam is left with hardly 60 days. In this situation, it would not be possible for the board to conduct the exam. Vyapam has to release the notification mentioning the qualification and other guidelines about the exam. These are based on the information provided by the concerned department. Without such information, Vyapam can’t release exam notification.”