LAKHIMPUR; May 4: All Assam Unemployed Association (AAUA) has demanded cancellation of the written test to be administered by the Directorate of Health Services on May 6 for the appointment of 329 Grade IV posts for the newly established Model Hospitals of the State. Submitting a memorandum to the Assam Health Minister, Chief Secretary and the Director of Health Services in this regard, Nilamoni Hazarika and Jiban Rajkhowa, the president and the secretary of the organization respectively, called upon the department concerned to re-organize the written test later inviting all the offline and online applicants of the State to appear in the same.
It needs mention here that the Directorate of Health Services published advertisement on December 14 last year inviting applications from unemployed youth of the State for the appointment of the 329 Grade IV posts, viz, night chowkider(46), ward boy(141) and ward girls(141) to fill up the staff in 47 newly established model hospitals of the State. As per the advertisement lakhs of unemployed youth of Assam submitted their applications offline paying Rs 150 to Rs 250 through treasury chalan. But a few days later, the Directorate of Health Services, changing the previous decision, served new notice to apply online for the mentioned post. This notification did not come to the knowledge of the most of the offline applicants and so they could not re-apply for those posts online.
Significantly, the Directorate of Health Services has arranged for the written test for the appointment of those Grade IV posts inviting only the online applicants. This stand of the department concerned has betrayed the offline applicants depriving them from appearing the written test which they eagerly waited for. The AAUA has vehemently condemned the stand of the Directorate of Health Services alleging that the ruling BJP-led Government of the State, which came to power with numerous promises before the election, including one job for one member of each family, is now hatching various tricks to deceive the unemployed. The organization has strongly demanded of the State government to suspend the decision of holding the written test on May 6 and to hold the same later inviting the deprived applicants just only to show its sincerity and commitment to the people of the State.