Bizzare! Andhra man clears DSC exam in 1998, gets appointment order in 2022

A Kedareswara Rao applied for a government teacher post and wrote District Selection Committee (DSC) test in 1998, he has been appointed government school teacher after 24 years

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  21 Jun 2022 3:47 AM GMT
Bizzare! Andhra man clears DSC exam in 1998, gets appointment order in 2022

Srikakulam: It was a very long wait for 57-year-old A Kedareswara Rao who sells clothes on his cycle to eke out a livelihood.

He applied for a government teacher post and wrote District Selection Committee (DSC) test in 1998, Hailing from Seedi village in Pathapatnam Mandal, he has been appointed government school teacher after 24 years.

Rao completed his MA in English and BEd. After failed attempts in 1994 and 1996 DSC, Rao qualified 1998 DSC exam. But the recruitment of some of the candidates was kept pending due to various reasons.

DSC exam is conducted for the recruitment of government teachers in Andhra Pradesh. Thousands appear for the exam. The state government recently cleared the long-pending file about the DSC-1998. This would benefit thousands of candidates waiting for decent employment with a bated breath for more than two decades.

Kedareswara Rao said he had attempted DSCs both in 1994 and 1996. He could not scrape through even after clearing the exams and attending the interviews. "It is heartening to know that the Andhra Pradesh government has finally cleared the 1998 DSC file. My dreams came true after two decades. I am ready to join the duties if they give me an appointment letter," Rao said with a choked voice.

Fluent in English, Rao has been selling undergarments and shirts on his cycle in Pathapatnam, Korasavada, and Kaguvada villages for the last two decades to make a living. On the days when there is no sale, Rao goes to bed empty stomach. He has remained single after the death of his parents.

Rao was felicitated by the locals on Monday. Locals said that Rao is brilliant but he got the post very late. He has just five years of service left before he retires.

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