In recent developments, the written examination for the post of a clerk has been cancelled in the state of Maharashtra.

According to sources, written examinations for the post of Chief Clerk, Senior Auditor, Accounts Assistant at the divisional level was to be conducted by Mumbai’s civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) from April 16 to 18. However, in view of the recent spike in cases of coronavirus, the examinations have been cancelled. 

On the other hand, earlier on April 9, the state government postponed the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) examination scheduled for April 11 till further orders. The decision was taken in an online meeting chaired by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Moreover, it was attended by cabinet ministers, Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council Pravin Darekar, MNS chief Raj Thackeray and senior officials.

According to sources, students from various cities across the state including MPAC Coordinating Committee, Maharashtra, and representatives from Solapur, Ahmednagar, Satara, Hingoli, Yavatmal, Mumbai, Pune, Latur, Nagpur, Kolhapur had earlier written letters to CM Thackeray, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, MNS chief Raj Thackeray to postpone the examinations amidst the second wave of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, on April 14, the Education Ministry, after consultation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to postpone the CBSE class 12 board examinations. As per sources, the ministry will review the situation on June 1 to decide fresh dates. In addition, the ministry has cancelled the class 10 board examinations.