JORHAT, Aug 21 � The Jorhat district committee of the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad stopped an interview for the recruitment of 110 posts of Majdoors in the Army which was conducted at Bhalukmora No. 56 Infantry camp at Bhalukmora here yesterday. The activists of the youth body shouted slogans in front of the gate of the camp and staged a protest programme to stop the ongoing interview in which the local candidates were allegedly being deprived of the opportunity to appear. This was stated in a press release from Siba Kalita, president, Jorhat district committee of the AJYCP.
In the press release, it was stated that the 110 Majdoors were going to be recruited for work along the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh. But the advertisement for the recruitment was published in a Kolkata-based newspaper due to which candidates from the North-East India could not access it. The candidates appearing in the interview were mostly from outside Assam.
The AJYCP has been demanding the Central Government for 100 per cent placement of local candidates in interviews held in the region. To stop the recruitment which deprived the local candidates, more than 100 activists of the youth body staged a protest rally at the interview venue.
The commandant later informed the district administration about the protest. The district administration representatives went to the spot and after a discussion informed the protesters that the interview, which started on Friday, had been cancelled.
The AJYCP unit also demanded that the authority concerned should ensure that the recruitment should be conducted only for the candidates from the NE region. The advertisement should be published in local newspapers of the region so that the local candidates would be informed about the recruitment.