SPSC criterion

February 12, 2016

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REFERENCE Arsalan Hyder’s letter ‘SPSC criterion’( Feb 9), recording his complaint against the Sindh Public Service Commission for the post of deputy district officer at the Social Welfare Department.

I also appeared for this examination and got a letter from SPSC for submission of documents. While submitting documents I explained to them that I do not have a degree in sociology but I have more than eight’s years of working experience in the humanitarian sector and I had been part of the UN World Food Programme working at a managerial level looking after milling, logistics, programme and operations and currently I am managing my own educational NGO.

I, however, got a rejection letter from them simply saying that I do not have a degree in sociology, to which I further told them that I have an MBA degree in Marketing which is a social science and I can get a sociology degree while working. In the meantime my experience in this sector should be considered as it will be of great use for the hiring organisation. However, I received no reply from the quarters concerned.

I agree with Mr Hyder that there are all types of mismanagement going on in the SPSC.

Through these columns I would still ask the SPSC to look into the matter and hire useful people.

Nisar Ahmed Khan

Karachi

Published in Dawn, February 12th, 2016