Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) has decided to initiate stringent measures, including freezing the profile, of candidates who do not turn up for tests despite notifying to the contrary.
As of now, only 60 to 70 per cent of the candidates who notify to appear for the exams actually attend the exams. This has been causing a huge burden on the PSC owing to which it has been decided to take action against such absentees.
The norm that the candidates must ensure their presence for the examination priorly was effected earlier to enable the public examiner to undertake necessary arrangements after ascertaining the number of candidates in advance. However, the Commission has evaluated that the number of candidates who do not turn up despite stating that they would attend the exam has been on the rise.
The Government Order to not consider candidates with higher qualifications for the positions filled up through ITI-level exam will not apply to the notifications published before January 17, the Commission decided. It would be examined whether the GO would be applicable to the notifications issued thereafter.