Residents of South West Garo Hills have objected to the results released by the District Selection Committee (DSC), after a single job aspirant got through the interview.
The DSC had declared the results for 10 posts of Lower Division Assistant on October 17, which was advertised in 2018.
However, residents of the district alleged biases in the result and a violation the government order passed under the job reservation policy and the registration of roster system.
A meeting to discuss the issue was held today which was attended by the residents, including NGOs of the area.
“What has been done is completely against norms and a violation of the government order of June 14, 2023 which states that while selecting candidates preference should be given to local candidates residing permanently in the district in which the vacancy occurs,” Congress working president, Uttora Sangma said.
She accused the deputy commissioner and the member secretary of DSC for failure to follow government instructions and invited candidates from West Garo Hills instead.
“They rejected the local candidates while declaring the ones from Tura to be the best. This is despite the locals passing the interview conducted on July 22. Only 28 candidates came out successful out of the 205 that applied in the viva voce. Interestingly, the results were declared the same day,” she said.
Of the eight selected under the Garo quota, all that got through were from West Garo Hills. One of those selected apparently happens to be the brother of the project director of the district.
“The public of Ampati have decided to protest against the result and the DSC must relook into the entire process and preference should be given to candidates from South West Garo Hills,” UGPF chairman BM Marak said.
The residents also alleged that all departments in the district have not followed the job reservation policy.