By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, May 20: Ga Mukti Sangram, Assam chief convener and KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi today accused Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi of appointing tainted Rakesh Paul as APSC chairman, and demanded him of compelling Paul to quit the post.
Talking to newsmen here today, Akhil Gogoi said: "Rakesh Paul is inefficient and unfit for the post of APSC chairman. That he adopts fraudulent means to appoint candidate has been proved by the Gauhati High Court. He should quit the post himself, and if not, the Chief Minister and the Governor should compel him to quit, besides cancelling the list of APSC's selected candidates for the combined competitive examitions, 2013."
The KMSS leader said that cases against Paul have been going on the Gauhati High Court. "In a case (WPC3220/2010) filed by one Dulal Bora in the Gauhati High Court the bench of Justice BK Sarma proved the fact that a candidate, Juri Devi, didn't affix any diploma certificate from any yoga college. It was Rakesh Paul, who was then an APSC member and the chairman of the selection board, who fraudulently recorded to have received a yoga diploma certificate issued from Paschim Mangaldai Yoga College in the application of Juri Devi. And with that fraudulent edge, Juri Devi was appointed as the assistant director, youth and sports welfare."
In its affidavit, according to Akhil Gogoi, the APSC said that Dulal Bora did not have the requisite qualification for the post. "If he wasn't qualified, on what basis did the APSC call him for the interview?" the KMSS leader questioned.
One Ratul Kumar Das also filed a writ petition against Paul in 2009. The bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and BK Sarma did say in that case that in some answer scripts marks were increased by the chief examiner and the scrutiniser. The High Court observed that the people of Assam lost their faith on the APSC.