ITANAGAR: The Joint Action Committee for Postal Department Fiasco (JACPDF) on Tuesday reiterated its two-point charter of demands, seeking intervention of the state government on the same, regarding appointment of APST candidates against 866 branches of Post Office (PO) and 2,596 Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS) posts in the state
Addressing media persons, JACPDF convenor Raj Pao informed that the committee had submitted a reminder letter to the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) seeking early response from the Chief Minister Pema Khandu on it demands. “It seems that the state government is not interested in solving the issue as there has been no response till date, even after a series of democratic movements organized by the committee,” he added
He appealed to the CM for an early appointment to discuss the matter. “We will launch grassroots-level social disobedience and non-cooperation movements, if the state government fails to provide an appointment at the earliest,” the JACPDF convenor said
The demands of the committee are recommendation for inclusion of domicile/proof of residence certificate to be made mandatory for selection/recruitment for the state in adherence to the Eastern Bengal Frontier Regulation, 1873 and Chin Hills Act, 1896, and recommendation for inclusion of knowledge of any of the local dialects out of 26 major tribes of the state.
Further, Pao informed that the Department of Post had stopped the recruitment process as a positive response to the memorandum submitted by the committee on September 8, requesting the authority concerned to halt the recruitment process.
Later, it also had submitted a representation placing six-point charter of demands to the state postal department, but the department had failed to fulfil the demands till September 22. Following this, the committee had shutdown the post office from September 22 to September 23 as a mark of agitation.
On September 25, a meeting was held between JACPDF, the Chief of Postal Service, Meghalaya, Assistance Director (AD) E Enthen and authorities of the state post office to discuss the matter. But, no conclusion or understanding between the two parties could come up in the meeting, he added
“As per the meeting’s resolution, it is learnt that the intervention of the state government is required to fulfill two demands out of the six demands placed by the committee, such as recommendation for inclusion of domicile/proof of residence certificate must be mandatory for recruitment for job in Arunachal Pradesh, in adherence to the Eastern Bengal Frontier Regulation, 1873 and Chin Hills Act, 1896, and recommendation for inclusion of knowledge of any of the local dialects of 26 major tribes of Arunachal Pradesh,” he informed.
“Therefore, we appeal to the Chief Minister Pema Khandu to initiate immediate action to solve the aforementioned demands for greater interest of the unemployed youths of the state,” he added.