GUWAHATI: National Pharmacist Convention Committee (NPCC) general secretary BK Barman is taken aback at 62 candidates from outside Assam being shortlisted for the written test for the filling up of 12 vacant posts of drug inspector in the State. The total number of candidates shortlisted for the written test is 744.
Talking to the media in Guwahati on Tuesday, Barman said: “The State Medical Recruitment Board is going to conduct the written examination for the filling up of 12 posts of drug inspector on March 17, 2019. From all applicants, 744 applicants have been shortlisted for taking the examination. What’s worrying is that there are as many as 62 candidates from other States among the 744.”
Barman said: “This is not done. The other States of the country are publishing advertisements for the filling up of such posts in their local languages, besides making registration of all B Farm candidates with the respective State Pharmacy Councils mandatory. In such a backdrop, at whose interests B Farm candidates from other States are being given such opportunities in Assam? There are over 4,000 B Farm-passed candidates in the State. We appeal to the State Government to shortlist the candidates for drug inspector afresh and delete the names of candidates from other states figuring in the shortlist. We appeal to the government to accord preferences to the indigenous candidates.”