NCP unearths results of illegal appointments through RTI
81 in DSW&CD, 34 in AHV
ITANAGAR, Aug 10: As many as 81 posts were filled up through secret and illegal means and ways by the Department of Social Welfare and Child Development, as per information obtained through RTI Act by NCP which was made available to this daily. The Party while making available the results of illegal appointment said that the appointments were made on 17th and 24th August 2009. According to State Vice-President NCP Tad Tana, the Department did not follow the laid down recruitment norms and were carried out with the unholy nexus between the Ministers and the bureaucrats.
Blaming Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and then Minister Social Welfare Tanga Byaling and Department’s Commissioner and Director respectively, Tana termed the acts of the authorities as a gross case of misuse of power.
Not learning lessons from the High Court’s Quashing Order of all illegal appointments of CDPO’s, the govt. and its machineries went ahead with all their eyes closed and conscience shut and provided contract jobs to 81 persons mostly belonging to two or three ethnic communities from where the authorities themselves belonged, the NCP leader pointed out.
Although well laid down Recruitment Rules were available for appointment to the post of Supervisors, Gram Sevikas, UDC, LDC and Peons and there exist many government memos and Court’s Strictures on misuse of power to justify situations of extreme exigencies, the government in collaboration with its machineries have simply taken the public of the state particularly lakhs of unemployed graduates for a ride and also exposed its repeated acts of violating all legal provisions of the land. The NCP further informed that 34 posts under integrated sample survey scheme (ISSS) created vide order no. AHV/P-1083/06 (Dept of Animal Husbanddary) were filled up secretly on 11th June and 27th Aug without following any codal formalities.
The Govt. had ample time to float advertisement and conduct at least a Viva Voice to select the most meritorious candidates, but intentionally the Govt. decided to opt for the easiest and nastiest method of secret appointment. Perusals at the result sheet of all categories simply reveal the heights of nepotism and ethnocentric biasness, he added.
Of the total 34 post, as many as 19 appointments were given to a particular community.
NCP Leader termed the acts of the authorities as gross case of injustice done to other tribes and sub tribes and deprivation of genuine qualified unemployed graduates and postgraduate youths of the state. Although authorities might try justifying their acts as exigency of the situation and absence of Recruitment Rules but they must at the same time know that as soon as exigency situation is over, their services ought to be discontinued, he said.
Source: The Arunachal Times