‘Rejected’ job aspirants allege discrepancy in selection process

| Staff REPORTER |

ITANAGAR, Oct 9: The ‘rejected’ applicants (numbering 183) for the post of constable on compassionate ground have alleged discrepancy in the recently declared results.

Talking to reporters at Arunachal Press Club here today, Mogu Tamen, who was speaking on his brother’s behalf, alleged that most of the candidates from amongst the 325 selected ones did not meet the criteria of selection.

Stating that the Police department had assured to do selection on seniority basis as per submission of death certificates submitted by legal heirs of deceased, families with no income source, no one involved in Govt job and those killed while on duty would be preferred, he claimed that some of the selected applicants do not meet the criteria.

“Had it been done on seniority basis, we would have atleast hoped that we would ultimately be selected in few years when there is vacancy,” Mogu said.

Questioning why they were rejected, another applicant, Koku Yongam sought clarification from the department. “Recent deaths were also preferred whereas applicants applying against those passing away during 1995-96 and 2002-06 were not selected which is not genuine,” Yomgam asserted.

The dejected applicants have now demanded that further process of selection (medical test) scheduled to be held on October 21 be withheld till a proper enquiry is done on the matter.

“Health check up scheduled for 21st October should be postponed till justice is delivered to us,” Yongam said.

The applicants have rejected the department’s clarification saying death on duty and families living with appalling conditions with no income source were given first priority. He cited a condition where an applicant was selected even though his mother is a govt employee.

They have claimed that the DGP has assured to halt the further procedure of the 325 selected applicants and to enquire into the matter. Earlier, the rejected applicants organized a rally outside PHQ to press for its demand.