“I left home quietly to join thousands of others who were already protesting. If I hadn’t, there would be no meaning to having studied at the same university that Ambedkar did exactly 100 years before,” says Bhavya Narasimhamurthy, the Ivy League graduate who left her plush life back in the United States to come to India to try to make a difference.
As a policy analyst who did her masters in Public Administration and specialised in gender and public policy, she is well versed issues faced by the minorities and how to frame effective policies to combat them.
Social Activist Bhavya Narasimha Murthy protested against the KPSC for delay in Declaring Results, infront of the KPSC Office. More than 500 students gathered outside the gate@Bhavyanmurthy🔥#AspirantsAgainstKPSC pic.twitter.com/VcvpEyjfI3
— Chaithra V Girishkumar (@Chaithravgiris2) July 25, 2022
Recently, the Karnataka Public Service Commission’s (KPSC) practises came under fire once more for delaying the release of the results of their recruitment exams.
Even though the main examinations to recruit KAS officers were held in February 2021, 17 months after, the results have not yet been released.
The results for some positions, such as motor vehicle inspectors, first division assistants, and drawing teachers, have already been released, but those for junior engineers and second division assistants have not.
KPSC ಫಲಿತಾಂಶ ಪ್ರಕಟ ವಿಳಂಬ ವಾಗಿರುವುದನ್ನು ಖಂಡಿಸಿ KPSC ಕಛೇರಿ ಮುಂದೆ ಉದ್ಯೋಗಕಾಂಕ್ಷಿಗಳಿಂದ ಬೃಹತ್ ಪ್ರತಿಭಟನೆ ಇವತ್ತು ನಡೆಯಿತು.ಪ್ರಭಟನಾ ನಿರತರ ಪರ ಕೆಪಿಸಿಸಿ ಮಾಧ್ಯಮ ವಕ್ತಾರೆ @Bhavyanmurthy ಅವರು ಧ್ವನಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ. pic.twitter.com/2OnvJ6nok3
— ಉಮ್ಮರ್ ಬ್ಯಾರಿ ಸಾಲೆತ್ತೂರು/Ummar salethur (@USalathur) July 25, 2022
Todays protest against KPSC … More than 500 students gathered outside the gate and protested. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/H8RFTjAUq4
— Bhavya Narasimhamurthy (@Bhavyanmurthy) July 25, 2022
Among the few sparse voices who are trying to bring light to the injustice of the KPSC exam issue, Bhavya’s voice stands out loud.
— Bhavya Narasimhamurthy (@Bhavyanmurthy) July 24, 2022
Recently, the protest the organised by the Congress, heralded by Bhavya, saw more than 500 agitated students gather to demand the release of the exam results at the Udyoga Soudha, which is the head office of the KPSC.
#AspirantsAgainstKPSC It's time for KPSC to respond proactively from its deep slumber ! It's the duty of a constitutional body whose only function is recruitment for civil services to take the accountability for the delay in recruitments.@CMofKarnataka @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/fYPJadknRy
— DREM KPSC (@DremKpsc) July 24, 2022
Students had earlier taken to social media to express their agitation regarding this issue, since there are over 3000 government job vacancies that are yet to be allotted to students yet no results have been announced. Students claim that they have put their life on hold to be able to study in hopes of clearing the KPSC exams and this has put a stop to all their aspirations.
The problem with Kpsc is there is no proper accountability for the officers, causing delay in results. One notification taking 4 to 5 years to complete is utter nonsense. @Kanagalogy @Bhavyanmurthy @BSBommai @INCKarnataka @BJP4Karnataka @nimmasuresh
— ವೀರೇಶ್ / Veeresh (@veereshujjaine1) July 24, 2022
— ವೀರೇಶ್ / Veeresh (@veereshujjaine1) July 25, 2022
KPSC is ruining lakhs of aspirants of life.Govt should interfere and make process faster and transparent
— Akarsh K (@KASaspirant2020) July 24, 2022
See the situation. Youths are in front of kpsc to ask their results. When will #KPSC will learn about youths. @BSBommai @siddaramaiah @nimmasuresh #AspirantsAgainstKPSC #AspirantsAgainstGovt https://t.co/m90vyPYLbE
— Rohith (@RohithUS1) July 25, 2022