Wednesday, 26 October 2011

TNPSC SCAM: Needle of suspicion points Mayor’s institute?

Whispers doing rounds in Khakhi and Bureaucratic circles is that...the Probe into the TNPSC scam which was unearthed by the DVAC recently seems to have hit a roadblock following finger of suspicion pointing towards the new elected Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraiswamy ‘Manidha Naeyam IAS Academy’.  

Saidai Duraisamy, a known MGR loyalist... contested in the May 2011 assembly elections that rattled DMK's rising "SON" M.K.Stalin.  In fact Duraisamy’s poll plank was vote for me and I will make your sons or daughters an IAS officer. Duraisamy lost the election to Stalin in a marginal 5000 votes.  The goodwill generated by Duraisamy and his reputation made him the Mayor candidate and he won the Mayor elections on a record margin.

Duraisamy’s institute Manidha Neyam IAS Academy has a very good reputation of producing successful candidates both for the UPSC and TNPSC competitive examinations for free. The academy besides conducting coaching classes for UPSC and TNPSC exams also conduct coaching classes for banking exams…Saidai Duraisamy feels it’s for a noble cause.

What is TNPSC scam all about??? Click this link - DVAC's raid damakka

TNPSC Chairman Sellamuthu raided 
For the first time in the history of Tamil Nadu the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption on 14th October conducted simultaneous raids at the residences of all the members and Chairman of TNPSC. The surprise raids resulted in the seizure of several incriminating documents pointing to a larger scam in the recruitment of various services for the Tamil Nadu state government. Lets not forget all these Members and Chairman were appointed by none other than DMK Chief M Karunanidhi.  

The documents elicited information about how the candidates managed to approach the TNPSC members and chairman to secure more marks in the personal interview in the Group.I service examinations. Whispers doing rounds among people who run coaching institutes across TN is that before the DVAC raids on TNPSC, Manidha Nayem academy was the gateway to approach TNPSC members for easy appointments by paying huge sums of money.  

Throughout Tamil Nadu, talk among the study circle and job aspirants is that Manidha Naeyam academy has good connection with the TNPSC members and they can put you in touch with the right people. Such unconfirmed talks had so much effect that many institutes chose to send their students for personal interview coaching ‘only’ to Saidai Duraisamy’s academy. 

One of the students who attended coaching classes for personal interview at Manidhaneyam academy told that the faculty members while taking classes will drop a hint saying that people with money can approach the members for appointments.  Following this cue, willing students with money approach the right persons and get what they want. Sources say Manidha Naeyam academy is constantly under the scanner of brokers who connect Job aspirants to TNPSC members. 

Since the successful candidate who secured a job and the members and touts who get their share benefit mutually…no one is ready to blow the lid off. Insiders say it all happens so systematically that even Saidai Duraisamy who runs the institute will not be able to trace.

Sources also say Saidai Duraisamy may not be aware about the scam brewing in his own backyard and the faculty members and touts have been taking him for a ride. 

Now, Whispers doing rounds is that, Saidai Duraisamy himself becoming the Mayor of Chennai city, any probe by DVAC slightly concerning his academy would never take off…Will the Mayor of Chennai clean first clean this muck!! Will he be able to nail the culprits who are exploiting his prestigious institute to make quick bucks? Will the touts be brought to book? and the TNPSC members who were using Mayor's free coaching academy as a platform to execute their operations be identified and punished? or will it be "free for all"...remains to be seen.

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