KOKRAJHAR: Amidst the ongoing Governor's Rule in Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), 29 employees of Transport department have been terminated on Friday(7th August, 2020) from their jobs by BTC Secretariat who were allegedly illegally appointed without any interview or examinations during the BPF ruled BTC administration in the council.
Among the terminated employees, 8 are assistant enforcement inspectors and 21 enforcement checkers under the Transport Department of BTC administration.
The employees were appointed in a notification BTC Transport department, vide notification no. JCT/BTC/36/2020/1192(A), dated 05-03-2020 and JPC/BTC/36/2020/1190(A) dated 05-03-2020, had made appointments of 8 employees as assistant enforcement inspector and 21 as enforcement checker in the Transport department.
On many occasions, allegations were lodged against the appointments citing of illegally appointed from many quarters before the Governor as BTC was put under governor's rule from 28th April following the expiry of the BPF ruled BTC administration.
An investigation was carried out into the allegations and found that the appointments did not proceed through the proper norms and conditions of the procedure.
The appointed employees were illegally appointed by some self vested interest official or individual during the BPF ruled BTC administration which had violated Article 14 & 16 of the Indian constitution. The employees were appointed illegally without conduct of any interview or examination in the Transport department of BTC administration.
Meanwhile, RTI activist Prithibiraj Narayan Dev Mech has hailed the termination initiative initiated from BTC administration into the illegal appointment in the transport department. He revealed that he filed a case against the illegal appointment. He said that the dismissal information of 29 employees in the Transport department is a good example of carrying proper investigation over a complaint or case filling in today's hour.
"All of these employees have got their jobs without appearing in any selection process conducted by the Central Selection Board, BTC. Neither any circular was published nor conducting any interview by the concerned department", he added.