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15 FIRs filed against candidates using ‘unfair means’ in Delhi District Court recruitment exam

The recruitment drive is being held to fill a total of 417 vacancies for the posts of peon/orderly/dak peon, chowkidar, sweeper/safai karmchari and process servers.

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New Delhi: Fifteen FIRs were registered and over 45 people were detained after several candidates appearing for a recruitment exam conducted as a part of the Delhi District Court recruitment drive were found using “unfair means”.

The recruitment drive is being conducted to fill a total of 417 vacancies, of which 280 posts are for peon/orderly/dak peon, 33 for chowkidar, 23 for sweeper/safai karmchari and 81 for process servers.

The exam was to be held in two batches — on 28 February and 7 March. However, the objective exam, conducted by a Delhi-based outsourced agency Sunday, saw several candidates using unfair means such as bluetooth devices.

According to sources from the district courts recruitment cell, the FIRs have been filed under Sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code. Two FIRs mention the offences of impersonation as well.

“Complaints with the police in all such matters have been lodged and persons found indulging in such activities have been handed over to the police for further legal action,” the source said.

“The recruitment committee has taken a very strict view of the matter and directed the representatives of the outsourced agency to submit a detailed report in this regard. Further course of action in the matter is being contemplated,” he added.

The source told ThePrint that over 1,80,000 candidates had applied for the posts.

The exam Sunday was conducted in two shifts at 41 examination centers in Delhi, with supervision by a team of judicial officers and administrative staff of Delhi High Court and Delhi district courts.

Selection process

Candidates applying for the post of peon/orderly/dak peon, chowkidar and sweeper/safai karamchari were required to have passed Class 10 or equivalent from a recognised board. However, the essential qualification for the post of process servers is a matriculation pass or equivalent from a recognised board/ higher secondary, along with a driving licence of a light motor vehicle and two years unblemished driving record.

The selection process included a multiple-choice question (MCQ) test, followed by an interview round for the post of peon/orderly/dak-peon, chowkidar and sweeper/safai karamchari. For the post of process servers, the selection included an MCQ test, driving test and an interview round.

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