FROM A CORRESPONDENT
AGARTALA, Oct 26: The revised guideline issued by the Government of Tripura making submission of an affidavit declaring if there is any government employee in his family along with any application for job has evoked serious reactions among the unemployed youths of the State.
The guideline issued by the general administration department has said an affidavit sworn before a judicial magistrate or a notary stating whether there is any government employee among his/her family members or not is required to submit along with the job application.
As per notification, advertisements inviting application has already been started appearing in news papers and large number of unemployed youths started rushing to the courts of judicial magistrates or the office of the notary to obtain affidavits.
Trimool Congress has strongly opposed the government notification and threatened to launch a movement if this notification is not withdrawn. Sudip Roy Barman, MLA, addressing a press conference said the notification is totally illegal and depriving a section of the unemployed youths from their right to get government job.
“Depriving anyone having required qualification for getting government job only because there is one government service holder in his family is clear violation of the constitution,” he said.
He further said that it is a burden on the unemployed youths as an expenditure of at least Rs 500 is required to obtain an affidavit from the judicial magistrate or the notary public. “It is a heavy burden for unemployed youths who have no earning,” he said.
He said it is a burden specially for the youths of the rural areas as they are to travel to the towns to get the affidavit and in many case they have go two or three days for the same.