ITANAGAR: Irked over the delay of the Health Department to appoint the newly selected 50 nursing officers, the nursing officers gathered near the Civil Secretariat here and demanded a report on the subject.
One of the selected candidates, participating in the protest, said, "We cleared the recruitment process on merit basis. So there is no question of malpractices from our side. If any official resorted to malpractices, then action should be taken against the person concerned."
Stating that they have already met the person of the inquiry committee and sought detailed reports of the probe, the candidate further disclosed that Health Minister Alo Libang also informed them that the examinarton will be re-conducted. "However, we want a written notification on what basis and why recruitment will be re-conducted as till now we haven't done anything wrong to get the job," she added.
"We will support the department if there are malpractices from our side; but we won't accept the re-examination process if the lacuna is from the side of the Department," said another candidate.
Meanwhile, responding to the query, Secretary Health P Parthiban informed, "On the basis of a complaint lodged by ANYA-Papumpare, a committee was constituted for inquiry and the committee has recommended for re-examination. So now, we have canceled the earlier examination. We will re-conduct the examination very soon."
When asked about the committee reports as sought by the selected candidates, the Secretary opined that reply to any RTI needs at least 30 days. "We have assure the candidates that we will immediately look into their demands.
"The selected candidates can take whatever action they feel good. We are going ahead with the reports and suggestions of the the inquiry committee," informed Parthiban.