Thursday, February 29, 2024

Unfilled vacancies


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The MPSC declared (in September 2010) 74 candidates as successful for the posts of MCS/MPS based on merit. However, the Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department had appointed 40 officers (23 candidates belonging to Khasi, Jaintia and other categories while 15 from the Garos) for Meghalaya Civil Services and 12 officers for Meghalaya Police Service. It may be noted that appointment was made based on the 40-40-20 % reservation policy (40 % for Khasi, Jaintia, War, Bhoi, 40 % for Garos and 20 % for open category). Based on the RTI information filed with the Department, the following came to light. 1) Of the 12 officers appointed as MPS, only 6 had reported for duty within the joining time allowed as per Service Rules. There were no subsequent appointments of candidates from the waiting list, reasons for which are not known. 2) As on 8.4.2011, the Department reported to have 17 vacant posts for MCS and 9 vacant posts for MPS. However, the candidates from the waiting list have not been appointed against such vacancies till date.

Why is the Department is intentionally not appointing candidates despite the fact that vacancies exist as on date? Probably there were directions to delay the appointment. With MPSC being targeted for unfair means, maybe, this is one such pressure which it is using and even the Secretariat is involved in it. It is sad that our politicians and bureaucrats are turning a deaf ear to such an important issue. There have been reports that the State is suffering from acute man power shortage at various districts, yet, deserving officers who cleared the State Civil Service Examinations are kept waiting. What will be the future of our state when corruption has rooted itself in the system. Will Anna Hazare’s struggle have an impact?

I think not. Its only when we become like Him, then only, we would be able to uproot corruption. This calls for a sincere struggle from all the educated unemployed youths and other members of society, especially NGOs, who claim to defend our society’s culture, existence and democracy. Leaders and bureaucrats should wake up and be answerable.

Yours etc.’

Name withheld on request


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