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Concern over anomalies in MTC

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SHILLONG: The CSWO has urged the state government to look into the concerns of the staff of the Meghalaya Transport Corporation (MTC), especially of the lower grades.

In a statement issued here on Sunday, the CSWO President Agnes Kharshiing said that the Government should give more preference to filling up of post of Deputy General Manager.

According to Kharshiing, it was also revealed that the staff of the Corporation has not been getting their pay for the past 5 months.

In 2010, the Managing Director of the Corporation brought out a circular dated 12.11.2010, inviting applications from UD assistants and LD assistants for promotion to the post of Assistant Depot Managers, and many eligible staff had applied, but unfortunately someone interestingly, stalled the whole promotion proceedings with excuses that there were no funds, Khashiing said.

According to CSWO, surprisingly though, there is a departmental promotion committee to be held on December 10 to most probably, discuss the filling up of the post of Deputy General Manager, by promotion and post of superintendent, from a senior UD assistant, filling up of foreman’s post and to discuss regularization of MTC staff who were not yet regularized, which, according to CSWO is a move, mainly, to provide promotion to the high ranking officers, neglecting the junior staff and denying them of their salary, and a move to most likely, illegally, regularize staff not appointed through proper procedures.

The CSWO said the organization will meet the Managing Director of MTC and urged him that the pay of the MTC staff should immediately be released and to follow rules laid down in promotions and appointments , so that promotion is granted to the junior staff equally.

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