UDALGURI, March 23 - While the land policy issue in the BTAD area created a fear psychosis among the non-tribals recently, another instance of deprivation in government job under the Health department of the BTC was alleged by a candidate of nursing, who appeared in the interview conducted by the Health and Family Welfare department of the BTC on December 8 in 2017 but the department declared result of 56 candidates for the post in which her name did not figure even after she scored highest marks in the interview among the nine candidates who appealed for the information under the RTI Act from the HRD consultant, NHM, Assam.
A press release to this effect issued by Tikaram Jogi, father of the deprived candidate Renuka Devi of Rowta in Udalguri district alleged that his daughter was qualified and fulfilled all the norms for the post but interestingly enough, all other eight candidates, out of which seven candidates belonging to ST category, who filed RTI were appointed by the authority concerned and Renuka Devi, belonging to OBC category, even after scoring highest marks in the interview was deprived by the BTC authority.
The press release further informed that Renuka Devi had been an organizing secretary of the regional BPF women cell of Dhansiri primary committee of Bodoland Peoples� Front (BPF).
Jogi, one of the active members of the regional political party expressed his unhappiness and alleged that Renuka Devi was a single candidate from the Gorkha OBC category who was deprived of the ANM post even after there were 72 vacant posts in the entire BTC region where only 56 candidates were appointed by the department concerned. He hoped that the BTC authority will give her justice and take the needful action at the earliest.