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FPSC 13 candidates' positions have been downgraded
« on: June 20, 2010, 07:28:53 AM »
FPSC 13 candidates' positions have been downgraded

Lahore, June 19: The Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC), in an unheard of move, on Friday amended the results of the Central Superior Services examinations, causing a heartbreak for 13 candidates as their positions stood downgraded.

The FPSC put down the error to a "system-related glitch". The positions of 266 candidates had 'correctly been identified as a result of re-checking of the record', a statement said. The 266 candidates were placed between 102 and 380 on the merit list.

The results had been announced on Tuesday. However, the FPSC withdrew the list from its website on Thursday.

Of the 266 candidates, 13 candidates' positions have been downgraded.

The top 101 positions remained unchanged. Positions from 381 to 895 also were not affected.

The FPSC had announced the final results of CSS, 2009, for posts under the federal government in BPS-17 on June 15. However, the results were withdrawn from the website on Thursday.

As the revised results were posted on commission's website on Friday, the commission's secrecy wing stated that it discovered a small percentage of system generated error in the results.

The secrecy wing stated that it extensively cross-checked the declared results and developed a revised result showing roll numbers, merit positions, names, domiciles and marks of the candidates, who have qualified the CSS examinations, 2009.

The comparison of the results posted on FPSC website on June 15 and June 18 show that 13 candidates' positions have been downgraded.

The candidates falling at 102 to 108 merit positions – Malik Ishfaq Khan (Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa), Shah Jehan (Balochistan), Muhammad Asif Azeem, Hussnain Khalid and Saba Asghar Ali (Punjab), Sumair Noor and Ayaz Ali (Sindh rural) – have fallen on 201 to 207 positions.

While, the candidates falling at 109 to 114 merit positions – Iram Saleemi (Punjab), Aftab Ahmad Khan (NAFATA), Syed Khizar Mohsin Shah and Syed Mosawwir Abbas Shah (Punjab), Kamran Khan (Sindh rural) and Mirza Hussain (Balochistan) – have fallen on 375 to 380 positions.

A few candidates, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that they smelt a rat in the revision of results as it was done for the first time in the history of the commission. They said the result revision had created confusion among them.According to FCPS data on the CSS examination 2009, 9,056 candidates had applied, of whom 5,707 (63 per cent) appeared for the examination. Of them, 905 candidates (15.85 per cent) qualified the written test. In the final result after a psychological test and an interview, 895 candidates (683 males and 212 females), including one disabled, qualified the examination.

Overall top three positions have been clinched by the Punjab residents. Muhammad Bin Ashraf bagged the first position with 995 marks, while Dr Najamus Sehar and Asma Ghazanfar Butt secured second and third positions with 990 and 986 marks. Dawn