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Outsiders’ entry into Gr-C & D govt posts rocks Tripura politics

Agartala, August 19 (UNI): The opposition CPI-M, Congress and Trinamool Congress suspected the intention of the BJP government that allowed the candidates from other states to appear for the exams filling up the posts of Group-C and D categories under Tripura government.

Over 1.57 candidates have filled up the form for around 5,000 posts in various state government departments where candidates from West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Haryana were included. This triggered reaction among the local citizens.

The CPI-M youth wing leader, Nabarun Deb, alleged that a vested quarter of top level of the government has involved in the process of selling the lowest level of jobs to some outside candidates and to pave the way for them, most illegally Tripura government has excluded Permanent Resident of Tripura Certificate (PRTC) as mandatory list.

Moreover, the Joint Recruitment Board of Tripura (JRBT) has made several changes in the syllabus of the exam and along with Bengali, English has been added as a subject for Group-C posts, which Deb alleged to be a move to give space to the outside candidates. Especially for Group-C candidates, the syllabus of history, geography, Indian constitution etc has not been specified, which is unusual and suspicious, he added.

“Usually, such posts are always kept for the local youths across the country, as due to several odds the job seekers of these categories in Tripura have not been getting scope to explore much employment opportunity outside. Surprisingly, Tripura government has opened up the scope for outsiders allegedly with ulterior motives making some tricky changes in the exam process,” he complained.

Congress vice president Tapas De said even for an all-India service exam, the knowledge of local language of the opted state for the candidate is must but in case of JRBT it’s not there. As a result, the scope for outsiders to get into the service of Group-C and D here has been widened skilfully in an ulterior motive.

He said initially Bengali was the first paper for the exam for the obvious reason that the jobs are meant for the local people. Later, to give scope to the outsiders, English was added as an alternative to Bengali, which clearly indicated the motive of the board.

Trinamool Congress leader Subal Bhowmik alleged that they would launch a stir against the corrupt attempt of BJP-led government in the state. Earlier, also Biplab Kumar Deb government also allowed candidates from outside to sit in the state judicial service exam, hiring engineers in Tripura State Electricity Corporation Ltd and many other departments.

Apart from that, for all the contractual jobs, outside agencies were preferred who had allegedly appointed people through unfair means with the involvement of the highest level of the government.

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