Thiruvananthapuram: Suspected Pakistani hackers managed to get through the official website of Kerala government, www.kerala.gov.in
With the cyber wing of the state police launching a probe into the hacking that occurred on late Saturday night, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told reporters at his hometown Kottayam on Sunday that the hacking was a “grave issue”.
The site is now being repaired by the state-owned Centre for Development of Imaging Technology which said the website server was not hacked.
The hackers, who claimed to be Pakistanis, uploaded a picture of a burning Tricolour as well as pro-Pakistani slogans on the hacked website.
Unable to get qualified personnel from the Scheduled Caste Converts to Christianity (SCCC) category to fill up 25 posts for Assistant Surgeons/Casualty Medical Officer, the Kerala Public Service Commission has issued notification, third since December 2014, inviting applications for the posts.
The notification has been issued by the Health Service Department and the pay scale is Rs 45,800-89,000.
The notification, titled Third NCA Notification or Third No Candidate Available Notification, was issued on July 27, 2019, with last date of application as August 29.
The first NCA notification was issued on December 26, 2014, and the second on December 30, 2016.
The No Candidate Available notification was issued after the state public service commission first advertised for the post among SCCC candidates in November 2011.
The latest notification reads: “The above vacancies are now in existence. The ranked list published by the commission as per this notification will be valid until candidates are advised and appointed against the vacancies earmarked for SCCC community but remain unfilled due to the paucity of the candidates during the currency of the ranked list published on 25.03.2013 for the post (Category No.567/2012, Gazette Date:19.11.2012).
“This is the third NCA notification, published due to the non-availability of sufficient candidates belonging to the SCCC community for the post as per first NCA notification dated 26.12.2014 (Category No. 597/2014) and second NCA notification dated 30.12.2016 (Category No. 485/2016).”
It also says: “Direct recruitment (from candidates belonging to SCCC community only).