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ACAUT & PSAN question state Govt


Dimapur, July 29: The ACAUT & PSAN has sought clarification from the statement on the statement made by Additional Advocate General of Nagaland on July 26 claiming that 706 NPSC posts questioned in the writ petition were all non-sanctions posts.
In a press release, both the organizations asked if the 706 posts were non-sanctioned posts, why were 11 Doctors and 46 PGTs, who were respondents in the court case, considered for regularization in the Cabinet agenda on November 11, 2017.
The organizations claimed that even after the High Court stayed the Office Memorandums (OM) dated 4.8.11 & 11.8.16 ordering regularization after three years of service, the Cabinet on 11.11.17 was about to regularize 304 posts without requisitioning the vacancies to NPSC in the first place.
The posts were : RD department–99 posts (BDO, RDO, RDA); Higher Education department–181(134 for extension and 47 for regularization); DUDA-6; Health and Family Welfare–11 (Medical Officers); Planning and Coordination department–4 (Planning assistant) and Printing and Stationery department–3 (Foremen).
The regularization of the 304 mentioned posts were kept in abeyance due to the intervention of ACAUT & PSAN.
On the government questioning the locus standi of PSAN members before the court that they do not fulfill the required qualifications (Post Graduation and NET) to challenge the appointment of Assistant Professors before the court, the organizations said even among the respondents, a good number of them were found to have been appointed without the requisite qualifications (without clearing NET) and that the government is randomly appointing those without the requisite qualifications in all the State-run colleges on contractual basis.
Stating that through a Cabinet meeting dated 4.7.18, 110 posts of Assistant Professors (68 during the year 2018-2019 and 42 during the year 2019-2020) were created, the ACAUT & PSAN cautioned the department concerned that these 110 posts should be requisitioned to NPSC and recruitment be made through open competition.
Citing Supreme Court’s Uma Devi’s case, the ACAUT & PSAN said that even if the government wants to appoint on contract/adhoc/temporary/casual basis in administrative exigencies (even for a few months), the appointment becomes illegal when it is made without open advertisement
It further stated that the law of the land should not be violated by any authority whatsoever.
They also demanded that all the 706 illegal appointments that were made should be terminated and requisitioned to NPSC for free, fair and open competition among the qualified Nagas.
The PSAN and ACAUT also informed the backdoor appointees and those standing against the fight against corruption that ACAUT & PSAN are fighting for the future of the Nagas which also includes their sons and daughters. (Page News Service)