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Favoritism in job recruitment alleged

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT


SHILLONG, April 23: There is an outright discrepancy in the job recruitment process which is based on 'favouritism' in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) due to the absent of a proper recruitment policy, an RTI findings revealed.

The Senjuk ki Seng Samla Shnong (SSSS) has sought information regarding the list of the officers and staffs presently working within the EC of the KHADC and the process adopting while recruiting them into the different posts.

Out of the total 531 staffs appointed by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) in the different departments, only six posts have been advertised in the government employment exchange, according to the RTI findings.

The findings stated that most of the top administrative posts in the KHADC are being held by staffs which are under qualified while some are over qualified for the posts they have been appointed.

Synjuk Ki Seng Samla Shnong (SSSS) Ricky Cooper Pathaw General secretary filed t he RTI on February 20, 2015.

"The qualification of the present Secretary to the Executive Committee (EC) is just PU passed while his subordites, joint secretaries to the EC are degree holders," Pathaw told reporters while addressing a news conference in Shillong on Thursday.

Pathaw said that the qualification of some officers holding other important posts like Assistant Account Officers is HSLC, Assistant Chief Forest Officers - HLSC, Project Engineer - HSLC & Diploma in Civil Engineering, Assistant Engineer - PU, even a class 9 passed was appointed as Inspector Enforcement.

"This entire discrepancy in the recruitment process by the KHADC is due to absent of a proper recruitment policy," Pathaw said while informing that the District Council does not even have a proper selection committee like the District Selection Committee constituted in all the districts of the state.

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