The State Cabinet of Maharashtra has decided to defer all the exams of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission [MPSC] on Wednesday. As per the latest report, the exams will be postponed until the issuance of further notice considering the COVID-19 pandemic. The officials of MPSC will disclose the revised schedule for the MPSC examinations at the appropriate time. The concerned officials at Chief Minister’s office posted a tweet regarding the postponement of the MPSC exams.
The tweet reads, ‘Due to the COVID crisis, all examinations of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) stand postponed till a further date. The revised schedule will be announced in due course.’ Earlier, the state government scheduled to hold the MPSC exams in September and October. But now, the decision has been changed. The Government made this decision considering the exponential rise in the COVID-19 cases across the state.
The MPSC preliminary examination will be conducted every year to fill 200 posts in different departments. Originally, the preliminary exam of MPSC was scheduled to be organized on 5th April. Due to the nationwide lockdown, the exam was postponed to 13th September. After postponing the MPSC exams twice, the Government has once again deferred the exams in the view of coronavirus crisis.
The National Testing Agency has scheduled to organize NEET [National Eligibility cum Entrance Test] on 13th September. To evade the clashing with MPSC, the exam date has been revised to 20th September 2020. As a result, the Government has revised the schedule of all MPSC exams until the next official notice. Every year, about 2.5 lakh candidates take part in MPSC examinations in the state.
The cabinet decided to give up the annual road tax payable by the commercial vehicle owners and transporters for about 6 months commencing from 1st April 2020. The state government of Maharashtra took another decision by approving the proposal of extending the subsidy scheme for skimmed milk powder until October 2020.
Speaking about the COVID-19 crisis in the state, Maharashtra is one of the major states to get affected due to the coronavirus pandemic. Pune, Mumbai, and Thane are highly affected locations in Maharashtra. Stay tuned to this website to get the latest education updates across the nation.