NVCO supports GoN’s move to terminate employees
DIMAPUR — The Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organisation (NVCO) has come out in strong support of the state government’s decision to terminate employees appointed on a regular basis without sanctioned posts and those appointed against supernumerary posts.
In a statement, the body urged all departments to cooperate with the state government, noting that the appointments were common practice under the state government and had not been checked previously, leading to corruption.
It claimed that if all of these illegal practices are eliminated, the rate of corruption will be significantly reduced, particularly when it comes to employment, and expressed hope for fairness in the recruitment of constables in seven departments, announced recently, namely Nagaland Police, Home Guards, Fire and Emergency Services, Prisons, Forest, Civil Defence, and Lokayukta.
Regarding the same, it stated that public employment involves corruption such as abuse of power, nepotism, favouritism, extortion, bribery, and selling government jobs, and reminded the government of Article 16 of the Indian Constitution.
It stated that the article provides for equality of opportunity for all citizens in matters relating to employment or appointment to any office under the state, and that the process of public employment must be done by issuing an advertisement inviting applications from all eligible candidates and holding a proper selection process in which all eligible candidates have a fair chance to compete.
NVCO president Kezhokhoto Savi mentioned that any appointment made without advertising or inviting applications violates Articles 14 and 16 of the Indian Constitution.