Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Man gets SSC exam admit card with US President Obama's photo

Posted by Siva Kumar Ari
JAIPUR: In an apparent goof-up, a 40-year-old man from Dausa district received an admit card for a public examination that carried his correct name and address, but with the photo of US president Barack Obama.

The letter was apparently sent to Lalu Ram Meena by Staff Selection Commission in New Delhi requiring him to appear in the examination for the post of junior engineer.

What left Lalu Ram Meena shocked was the fact that he was neither eligible to appear in the exam, nor had he applied for it. Despite that he received by post this admission card duly signed by SSC's regional director whose office is located in Delhi. SSC recruits people for junior posts for the Union government's various ministries and departments.






"I don't know if Barack Obama has applied for this job. What I am sure about is that I am not eligible to apply for the post of a junior engineer," said Meena who runs a private school in Rambas village, some 200 kilometres from Dausa.

Lalu Ram Meena received the card by post on Saturday. "As per the admission card, the exam was to be conducted on Sunday. When I opened the envelop, I found my name and address. However the photo was of the US president," said Meena.

As Meena had not applied for the post, he was completely dump-founded how this goof-up had taken place.

"I don't know anyone in SSC. It is quite strange that someone prepared an admission card with my correct name and address and then post a photograph of the US president," said Meena.

He added that he had graduated in arts stream in 1996. "To become a junior engineer, one has to be a science student. So I was not even eligible for the examination," said Meena.

Meena said that he would send the admission card back to the SSC office in Delhi, address of which was on the envelop containing the admission card.

"Anyone who made this goof-up should be punished. I was quite scared to get this card initially. When I realised that it was due to a mistake, I heaved a sigh of relief," said Meena.





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