AGARTALA, Aug 22 - In a dramatic move, the Tripura Government has cancelled all ongoing recruitment drives in government departments and wings with the exception of the judicial service, official sources stated.
In a memorandum, the State Government said it notified a new recruitment policy on June 5 this year and the competent authority has decided that all new appointments should be made as per the new policy. �All the existing recruitment processes initiated by the Tripura Public Service Commission (TPSC), hereby stand cancelled except Tripura Judicial Service Gr-III only for which specific exemption has been accorded in consultation with the High Court of Tripura,� it said.
�Candidates who had participated in the cancelled recruitment processes, they are to be given one time relaxation in upper age limit to enable them to join once in the fresh recruitment process subject to providing documentary evidence for their participation in earlier recruitment processes for the same posts,� the memorandum signed by Vishwasaree B, the Joint Secretary, stated on Tuesday.
It added all direct recruitments should be made strictly as per the guidelines contained in the new recruitment policy and all the departments have been advised to strictly comply with this decision.
Meanwhile, the Government�s decision has triggered widespread resentment among candidates who have appeared in written examinations and are awaiting the results.
CPI (M)-backed youth organisation DYFI has sharply reacted to the Government�s decision to cancel all ongoing recruitment drives initiated before the regime change.
�The BJP came to power by promising jobs to unemployed youths in every household. Now it has betrayed the people by cancelling all ongoing recruitment drives in government departments,� said DYFI secretary Amal Chakraborty at a press conference.
He said in its vision document, the BJP had promised to enhance the social welfare pension to Rs 2,000 and minimum wages to Rs 350. �Now it is clear that the party has duped the common people to capture power. The rural economy has crashed as MGNREGA has been virtually stopped by the BJP,� he added.
Referring to the TPSC�s move to cancel its ongoing recruitment exercise, Chakraborty said it was being done at the behest of the BJP Government.