Meghalaya Chief Minister today inaugurated the permanent office of the MPSC at Lachumier

Shillong, May 26: After almost 48 years the Meghalaya Public Service Commission established on the 22nd of September 1972 will start functioning from its own separate building.

The newly constructed building of the State Public Service Commission, at Lower Lachumiere, Shillong, was inaugurated today by Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma in the presence of Chairman, MPSC, L.M. Sangma, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Meghalaya, M.S. Rao and Addl. Chief Secretary, Govt. of Meghalaya, R.V. Suchiang.

Speaking at the inaugural function, kept to a bare minimum of attendees in adherence to Covid-19 protocols, the Chief Minister lauded the efforts of all those involved in the completion of the project and said that the new infrastructure will enhance the functioning of the MPSC and greatly benefit job aspirants and the people of the State at large.

‘This new building is a small step towards creating a new MPSC that is more accessible and more ‘friendly’, the Chief Minister said adding that reforms within the MPSC will further enhance its efficiency in conducting exams and timely declaration of results and also in areas of providing more facilities to ease the hardships of aspirants who visit the State Public Service Commission.

The Chief Minister also said that decentralisation and technological interventions are crucial to make MPSC perform better.

‘Apart from transparency, conducting exams fast and getting results out faster is very important, in which decentralisation and the use technology will be critical. With decentralisation of exams people won’t have to travel far distances.

Modern video conferencing systems can be utilised to conduct interviews. All these intervention can ensure that MPSC performs in a much more efficient manner’, the Chief Minister said.

The Chief Minister further mentioned that creation of an IT Cell in the MPSC will not only add to its efficiency but also overhaul and improve the overall experience of the candidates by making the application processes and communications much simpler.

It may be mentioned here that efforts are being made to improve the functioning of the MPSC cells that have been created in different district headquarters of Tura, Jowai, Nongstoin, Nongpoh, Williamnagar and Baghmara and also to complete the building of the MPSC office in Tura.

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