AGARTALA, March 2: Tripura government has refused to accept centre’s ‘only merit’ policy for filling up the vacancies in group ‘C’ and group ‘D’ posts in the government departments. The State government will follow its own recruitment policy, education minister Tapan Chakraborty said on Wednesday.
The Union government has recently decided to made merit only criteria for recruitment in these two categories to avoid malpractice in recruitment. A circular also was sent to all the State governments to follow this. Chakraborty admitted of receiving the centre’s circular but said following it is not mandatory for the State.
He said the State government has its own recruitment policy which said vacancies in the group ‘C’ and ‘D’ will be filled up on ‘merit-cum-seniority’ basis. However, the State cabinet on Tuesday has made some amendment in the policy to bring clarity while determining the seniority. Henceforth, an applicant will be given one mark for each year since he attains 18 years of age. Giving example the minister said if an applicant’s age is 40 years he will get 20 marks in seniority criteria. Chakraborty said the State government has filized its recruitment policy after consulting all recent verdicts delivered by the Supreme Court and different High Courts. These verdicts have clearly Stated what should be the basis for determining the merit and seniority. “The decision was taken after carefully examining the court orders to avoid any legal complications in future,” he said.