The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) has been criticized for the recently released list of 1999 Group-2 posts. The candidates are concerned that the list is not in accordance with Supreme court directive and they are losing jobs in spite of the merit. The merit candidates are losing on 78 non-executive posts and 70 executive posts. An examination was conducted in 2000 post the APPSC notification for 104 Executive and 141 Assistant Section Officers (ASO) posts. The same year, the Executive posts were filled in and ASO posts in 2002. Upon the court orders, 973 executive posts and 199 non-executive posts belonging to the same notification were given to next candidates in the merit list in 2004. However, the ASOs had approached the Supreme Court saying that the executive posts were allotted to candidates with merit lower than them. In 2011 under the same notification, APPSC conducted interviews for 111 executive posts. on February 2, 2015, under the Presidential Orders, the Supreme Court ordered to formulate the notifications and allocate the posts again. The new list was prepared but there were still few disagreements. As a result, APPSC has modified six times at least and came up with a new list considering the candidates who approached the court.
Out of the total 1424 posts, 487 posts were excluded from the latest list of APPSC. 937 posts were listed. Few candidates approached the Supreme Court and the court ordered a new list of all posts, including the Carry Forward posts. It had also ordered to talk to the ASO’s if they want the executive posts or not and make a list accordingly. However, APPSC had allotted executive posts without the consent of 141 ASO’s and included the names of 78 candidates who declined the executive posts in the past resulting in a discrepancy in roster points. Of the 141 ASO posts, only 137 were nominated, of which only 87 joined. Later 24 members resigned leaving 63 working members. The Commission added the resigned candidate and non joining candidates names to the recent list. The candidates are worried about the fact that this will affect the post-allocation process and the merit candidates will be at the losing end.