Students use RTI Act allege out of turn jobs
KOHIMA, NOVEMBER 28
THE Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) today charged the state government of appointing 724 persons to different posts in various categories by unfair means. They allege the appointments to be in 36 government departments from October 31, 2009 to December 31, 2011.In a representation addressed to the Chief Secretary signed by NSF vice President Joseph Ngouri and General Secretary Esther Rhakho, a copy of which was issued to the media this evening, the Federation said “as per the information received by the Federation through RTI Act, 551 post of Grade-III, 137 post of Grade-II and 36 post of Grade-I has been appointed in as much as 36 departments under various categories and mode of appointments”.
The department include: Assembly Secretariat, DUDA, Cooperation, Economics & Statistics, Employment & Craftsmen Training, Excise, Election, Fisheries, Forest, Food & Civil Supplies, Geology & Mining, Higher Education, Health & Family Welfare (H &FW), Khadi & Village Industries, Justice & Law, Irrigation & Flood Control, Industries & Commerce, Information & Public Relation (IPR), Legal Metrology, Land Resource, Labour Commissioner, Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC), New & Renewable Energy, Nagaland State Transport (NST), Prisons, School Education, PWD (Mechanical), Rural Development (RD), SIRD, Sericulture, Soil & Water Conservation, Transport Commissioner, Tourism, Urban Development, Women Development and Youth Resource & Sports
Meanwhile, the NSF said when there are thousands of educated unemployed, it is most discouraging and demoralizing to come across such anomalies and lack of transparency in the government establishments. The practice infringes on the legitimate rights and opportunities of the aspiring candidates and creating a sense of insecurity amongst the up-coming generation.
Therefore, in the interest of Naga educated youth and the students’ community, the NSF strongly demands the requisition of all the posts to the NPSC which have seen appointments through the backdoor..
The concern department should send requisition to the NPSC within 25 days of submission of this representation for open recruitment failing which the Federation will not hesitate to initiate any mode of agitation in our effort to cleanse the system and the corrupt practices in the greater interest of every section of our society, the NSF warned.