Job aspirants preparing for the Group B & C posts in the North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) are in quandary as the examination centre allotted to most of the locals is in Dibrugarh.
The HLL Lifecare Limited was tasked with conducting the examinations for the recruitment wherein Shillong, Guwahati, Jorhat and New Delhi were earlier selected as locations for holding the examination.
However, according to the Khasi Students Union (KSU), Dibrugarh was allotted to numerous local aspirants for the examinations to be held on December 17 and 18 even though the choices made by most of them were Shillong, Guwahati and New Delhi.
“Most of the local candidates opted Shillong as first preference and Guwahati as the second one, but to their disappointment they were allotted either Jorhat or Dibrugarh as centres. This inaccuracy from the part of the agency exhibits its inefficiency and negligence in conducting such specialized examinations,” chairman of the KSU employment monitoring cell, Reuben A. Najair said.
This issue was also raised with NEIGRIHMS Director Prof Dr Nalin Mehta in a letter today. The union said the errors by the HLL agency have put the prospects of many local candidates in shambles.
“The KSU would like to remind once again that most citizens of the state come from economically weaker sections of the society, and this will be a hurdle in their aspirations as it involves huge expenditures in terms of transport and lodgings,” Najair said.
The union has also sought immediate redressal of the issue and that local candidates should be allotted centres within Meghalaya.
Further it also reminded NEIGRIHMS of its commitment to conduct survey on the different computer centres located in Shillong for conducting CBT system examinations.
Meanwhile, KSU general secretary Donald V Thabah said he has spoken to Health Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh over phone, since she was not available in station to seek her immediate intervention into the matter.
Thabah said the minister has assured that she will take up the matter tomorrow in New Delhi with Chief Minister Conrad Sangma. She said she will also try to meet officials of the Union Health Ministry with a request to allow all local candidates be allotted centres within the state, he added.