After Sunny Leone topped the Bihar PHED exam and “bvcxzbnnb” came third in the merit list, Tejashwi Yadav blamed Nitish Kumar government for fake jobs and merit list. Later education minister Vinod Narayan Jha clarified that all the fake applications will be nullified.
When the Bihar Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) invited applications for the post of a junior civil engineer, little did it think that the online application system would result in a strange prank that would lead Bollywood actor Sunny Leone’s namesake to top the merit list of registered candidates.
Not only has the topper’s name elicited responses on social media from the likes of Leone herself and Opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav, the bizarre arrangement of letters that make up the name of the third ranked engineer has also drawn questions on the legitimacy of the PHED ranking system.
The third rank in the list is occupied by someone whose name was entered as “bvcxzbnnb” and whose father’s name was listed as “mggvghhnnnn”. The second ranking Nirmal Chakraborty’s father is, oddly, called Om Puri, like the Bollywood actor who died in 2017.
“Courtesy to CM Nitish Kumar’s ‘farzi topper banao, farzi naukri pao’ education and recruitment policy, ‘Sunny Leone’ tops Bihar junior engineer merit list with 98.5 marks. Another candidate named, ‘BVCXZBNNB’ has also made it to the top 3rd rank of the list,” tweeted Tejashwi Yadav.
As many as 18,000 people had applied for about 200 posts in the PHED. For this particular job, applicants were ranked in order of system-generated scores that were automatically arrived at after their engineering diploma marks and experience points were added. “Sunny Leone”, whose father’s name is listed as “Leona Leone”, received 98.5.
The actor herself was one to see the hilarity of the situation and tweeted in jest that she was glad an alter ego had done well.
Soon after a candidate with the name of ‘Sunny Leone’ topped the merit list for Junior Engineer’ post in Bihar Public Health Engineering Department with 98.5 per cent marks, the state Education Minister Vinod Narayan Jha came in defence of the government and said that all the fake applications will be nullified during the counselling process.
However, Jha stated that right now it can’t be confirmed whether the candidate by the name of ‘Sunny Leone’ is fake or real as “there can be more people with this name”.
“The result is still not out. We had put out vacancy for Junior Engineer’s post. A lot of people have applied for it. Right now we have just put up these names on the government website. If anybody has any kind of objection then they can speak about it,” he said.
He added, “This does not mean these people have been selected. We will soon start the counselling process. All the candidates will be asked to appear with their documents,” Jha told media here.
“Some people might have filed fake applications. But these applications will be nullified. As many as 17,000 people have applied for this vacancy. Right now we can’t say whether this is fake or real. There can be more people with this name. The investigation will be done through the counselling process itself,” he added. Asked whether he knows who Sunny Leone is, Jha said, “No. I don’t know any person by this name.”
In a prank on the online system, job applications for the post under the name ‘Sunny Leone’ and ‘bvcxzbnnb’ had surfaced. The system picked up details entered in the application forms and later displayed Sunny Leone as the merit list topper.
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