The Maharashtra government on Friday announced that the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) exams will be held on 21 March. The exams were earlier scheduled for 14 March but were postponed.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had earlier said that the MPSC exams will take place in a week’s time.
CM Thackeray had said,” Last time when it (MPSC exams) was postponed, I’d assured you it won’t be further postponed when next date is declared. Today it was postponed due to COVID. I assure you that postponement isn’t for 2-3 months but for few days. Exam will take place in a week’s time.”
“Those engaged in exam duty must test negative for COVID-19. It’s better that people engaged in the exam duty should be vaccinated first. No one should have any doubt in their mind examiners themselves are infected. We will declare the fresh date by tomorrow,” the CM added.
“Don’t want to play with students’ emotions but don’t want to play with their health either. This extra time which I’m seeking is only for better preparations for staff & other essentials. I appeal to students and parents to not lend a shoulder for any political gun,” the CM further said.