Monday, December 8, 2014

NGOs' Association demands Centralised Recruitment for all Departments

The Non-Gazetted  Govt. Officers’ Association has demanded  to hand over the conduct of recruitment of all the Group C and Group B (Non-Gazetted) posts in all the departments under the A & N Administration to the newly created Recruitment Cell of the Administration in order to avoid the allegations of corruption and malpractice in the recruitment process by subordinate departments.    In a letter sent to the Chief Secretary, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Shri D. Ayyappan, General Secretary of the Association said that the Recruitment Cell which was created by an order of the Administration on 20th June, 2014, among other things, is mandated to conduct recruitment for Group C and Group B (Non-Gazetted) posts under the A & N Administration.  He brought to the notice of the Chief Secretary that several departments under the Administration are conducting recruitment examinations without involving the newly established Recruitment Cell of the Administration.     

          The Association told the Chief Secretary that allegations of corruption, nepotism and underhand dealings have been reported in the local media about the recruitment examinations conducted by various departments which had created considerable embarrassment to the Administration and resentment among the eligible candidates including those in government service.  Shri Ayyappan informed the Chief Secretary that the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association is of the opinion that manipulations in the recruitment process can be minimized to a great extent if the recruitment of all the Group C and Group B (Non-Gazetted) posts is carried out by the Recruitment Cell of the Secretariat through the Staff Selection Commission. The Association suggested that the Administration should request the Staff Selection Commission to conduct the recruitment examination, etc. within a reasonable time-frame in order to avoid long delay as witnessed now.   
          The Association further suggested that the departments concerned should be asked to hand over the list of eligible candidates along with copy of Recruitment Rules, copy of advertisements, etc.  to the Recruitment Cell in the Secretariat, Port Blair so that the Staff Selection Commission can be approached for conducting the recruitment examinations for the posts advertised.

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