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Vacant Grade III and IV posts of BTC not snatched by State Government: Pramod Boro

In response to the question raised by the opposition MCLA Paniram Brahma during question hour of the BTC assembly’s autumn session held on Tuesday

Pramod Boro

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Sep 2022 7:04 AM GMT

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KOKRAJHAR: In response to the question raised by the opposition MCLA Paniram Brahma during question hour of the BTC assembly's autumn session held on Tuesday, the Chief Executive Member (CEM) Pramod Boro said that no vacant post of BTC had been snatched by the State Government. The council will be filling up the vacant posts of grade III and IV in transferred departments to the BTC. He, however, thanked the State Government saying that the unemployed youths of BTC were given the opportunity in the common recruitment drive in the State.

MCLA Paniram Brahma during the discussion on rule no. 54 said Dispur asked its BTC counterpart to submit the details of vacant posts of grade III and IV available in all transferred departments to BTC before the State Government conducted the common recruitment examination on August 22 and August 23. He said there were many apprehensions among the people of the region that the State Government had snatched the vacant posts of III and IV grade available in transferred departments to BTC. He also said that if the vacant posts of grade III and IV were taken away by the State then the council would become useless. He also said that the BTC had the power to create posts of grade III and IV and the youths were appointed through holding interviews by the Central Selection Board (CSB) constituted by the council which had become almost functionless. He further said the council administration should take necessary measures for recruitment on its own as done in the past.

CEM Pramod Boro in his reply said that no post of BTC had gone to the State in the common recruitment but the 539 vacant posts in grade III and 518 posts in grade IV were still with the council for which his government was looking to filling up the vacant posts by conducting interview within 2-3 months.

Meanwhile, opposition leader Derhasat Basumatary said there were 2,525 vacant posts in grade III and IV in BTC which should be filled up by the recruitment board of BTC as early as possible.

On the other hand, EM of Forest and Land Revenue, BTC, Ranjit Basumatary who was also general secretary of the erstwhile NDFB (Saoraigwra), said the State Government had no power to snatch away the vacant posts of grade III and IV of transferred departments to BTC as per clauses of the accord that empowered the council for filling up vacant posts and creation of posts of III and IV grade. He said there had been some problems in the council on filling up of vacant posts and creation of new posts. He said the previous government engaged 1,750 youths in the Forest department itself under casual posts and they have been working without proper salary. He said the casual workers in various departments had been demanding regularization of their services and at the same time the government had to provide jobs to family members of Bodoland Movement martyrs by giving them priority, as the previous BTC government had done.

He said there could be a big debate if fresh recruitment was made for 2,525 vacant posts as the government could not ignore both martyrs' families and casual workers serving since long years.

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