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Another stir in Kohima from December 16
Dimapur, Dec. 12 (EMN): Civil job aspirants in Nagaland have announced a ‘peaceful protest’ outside the NPWD directorate office in Kohima from December 16.
A press release from the Combined Technical Association of Nagaland (CTAN) on Thursday stated that its decision to stage a ‘democratic agitation’ has been prompted by the department’s failure to respond to its demand for termination of ‘illegal appointments’ made between June 6, 2016 and August 10, 2018.
It added that the “clear motive” behind the agitation was to “bring about transparency and exam through open advertisement”.
The association asserted that the aspirants were demanding the termination of those appointees “as they were purely appointed without any advertisement”.
“The department is not only depriving the aspirants of sitting for an open competition but also killing the spirit of competition among the NPSC aspirants by continuing with the same old method of misusing the power vested upon them, which has actually being given for the service of the people,” read the statement.
Despite appealing to the government not to conduct departmental exams till the issue is resolved, it stated, the latter is issuing and accepting forms against an advertisement dated November 23.
The association asserted that the aspirants will continue to “stop any departmental exams in whatever way possible” until the termination of those ‘illegal appointees’ and vacancies are advertised.