By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Feb 27: The Sadou Asom Nibanuwa Parishad (SANP) has accused the Department of Forest and the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) for, what it said, violation of all standing norms and the relevant directive from the Supreme Court of India in the filling up of vacant posts.
Talking to newsmen in the city today, NP chief adviser Babul Baruah and president Surya Das said: “The State Forest Department, headed by the PCCF, is selecting candidates for as many as 771 vacant posts of junior assistants, forester grade-1 and forest guards in a blatant violation of the relevant Act and the standing SC directive. According to the standing rules for filling up of any posts, there should have been advertisements in the media or candidates should be called through the Employment Exchange offices. This practice is compulsory in accordance with the Compulsory Notification of Vacancy Act, 1958 and the relevant directive from the Supreme Court of India. However, led by the PCCF, the State Forest Department has almost completed the selection of candidates for the vacant posts as mentioned without giving any advertisement in the media and without taking the help of any Employment exchange office.”
The leaders of the Parishad further said: “On February 8, we submitted a memorandum to the Forest Department against the illegal selection process. We demand action against the PCCF, immediate halt to the illegal selection process and conduct the process afresh in accordance with the standing rules.”