JCC pleads Govt for giving one-time relaxation to RWD to conduct JE exam

JCC pleads Govt for giving one-time relaxation to RWD to conduct JE exam

Staff REPORTER

ITANAGAR, Jun 2: The unemployed engineers of State under the banner of Joint Core Committee (JCC) on Saturday pleaded the State Govt to give one-time relaxation to the department concerned to conduct the JE (Civil) recruitment examination under Rural Works Department which was cancelled last year following a Cabinet decision.

On 20th Feb 2017, the department had advertised the 66 JE (Civil) posts for recruitment. However, on July 4, the State Cabinet through a notification cancelled the said recruitment exam scheduled for July 8 and subsequently assigned the responsibility of conducting the recruitment process to the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC). Reportedly, the APPSC is yet to conduct the said exam as the wait for candidates applied for the same, is getting longer.

Addressing a press conference at Arunachal Press Club here, JCC secretary Goda Dinung lamented that due to the sudden cancellation of the said examination, many youths with engineering degrees had to suffer a lot as many of them not only missed the examination but also crossed the upper age limit.

The JCC, a conglomeration of unemployed engineers’ bodies – Arunachal Pradesh Diploma Unemployed Engineers’ Association (APDUEA), Arunachal Unemployed Civil Engineers’ Co-ordination (AUCEC) and All Arunachal Pradesh Unemployed Engineers’ Association (AAPUEA), said that sudden cancellation of the recruitment exam had deprived thousands of unemployed engineers.

In this regard, the Committee fervently appealed the State Govt to initiate immediate steps to give one time relaxation to the department to conduct the cancelled JE (Civil) exam so that those deprived candidates can write the examination without any discrimination.

Further, lamenting that around 15 months have already passed after the cancellation of JE (civil) examination, the Committee claimed that at least 23 examinations are pending in the APPSC and it will not be possible for the Commission to conduct the examination very soon.

There are around 52,232 registered unemployed engineers in the state as per Employment Exchange Office record.

Meanwhile, highlighting the grievances of the unemployed engineers of the state, the Committee called for extension of age relaxation from 21-40 years plus 5 years relaxation for APST for recruitment in govt jobs.

The Committee, while referring to other states on age limit and relaxation, claimed that due to existing age criteria many candidates couldn’t sit in the examination despite being qualified and capable.

While claiming that often malpractices are detected in several exam centres except for APPSC building, wherein only 920 candidates can sit, the Committee questioned why the Commission can’t construct bigger building to accommodate all the candidates in one place to check malpractices.

Reiterating the Govt to redress its two-point grievance, the Committee threatened to surrender its members’ educational certificates to the State Govt if it fails to redress the grievances at the earliest.

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