I am writing this letter in utter frustration over the failure of Federal Public Commission Services (FPSC) to declare the written result of CSS 2011. It has been almost eight months since the candidates attempted their last paper and have been anxiously waiting to know their fate. Each one of us pours our heart and soul, burning midnight oil, into the preparation spanning from six months to a year and while waiting for the result is painful, the delay in result only increases our agony and anxiety levels. Even our family members who are anxiously waiting for the result are going through unwarranted stress.
Many of the candidates may not make it and would like to go for a second or third attempt but with only a month remaining until CSS 2012 application submission starts and three months before the actual exams, reappearing candidates are in a limbo as they do not know which subjects need further work and concentration. Also, continuous speculation (a natural phenomenon) on part of candidates, makes us check the FPSC website regularly, only to be disappointed. Many phone calls have also been made to the FPSC office where the staff has only given different estimates every time with result no where in sight.
If shortage of personnel is the issue with an increasing number of candidates every year, the FPSC should have planned ahead and foreseen such eventuality based on continuous rising trend over the past years. We, who wish to serve our nation in the most prestigious central services, should be dealt with a better and efficient mechanism than the Matriculation and/or Intermediate candidates of the provincial education boards. This would also attract rather than deter the most promising and ingenious youth of Pakistan.
We, the young candidates, are at a very important juncture in our lives where many of us have left our jobs and put a hold on taking up other options in hopes to make it to the most revered and coveted services. Therefore, I would respectfully request Mr Justice (Retd) Rana Bhagwandas, Chairman FPSC to personally look into the matter and ensure that the result is declared before Eid so agony is ended we can celebrate Eid in its true spirit.
A CSS CANDIDATE