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12 lakh applicants for 8,000 posts of constables in Maharashtra

MUMBAI: The

Maharashtra

government has received 12 lakh applications for 8,000 constable posts. Now, to save time and cost, the state is considering reverting to pen-and-paper exams instead of the online recruitment portal, Mahaportal.

“Since the applicants have taken strong objection to Mahaportal, we are weighing other options. I am sure we will come with an option and conduct the exam soon,” Satej Patil, minister of state for home, told TOI on Tuesday. “The online exam will be spread over at least 45 days for the 12 lakh applicants and we will also have to prepare 90 sets of question papers. The aspirants want the

government

to revert to the offline exam system, which can be held on the same day with the same question paper for all applicants,’’ Patil said.

Mahaportal was set up in 2017 by the Devendra Fadnavis-led government to bring transparency to the recruitment process of Class 3 and 4 staffers.

However, days after taking over of the reins of the state,

Uddhav Thackeray

ordered a stay on recruitment through Mahaportal after NCP’s Rohit Pawar and

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