Re-interview for same ad hoc job is injustice: SRP

Sagar Chettri

Gangtok, 01 Jul:

Sikkim Republican Party president, KB Rai today said that the interview process for any job is very important but to make people sit again for an interview for the same post and that too for a job on ad-hoc basis was not acceptable.

MrRai was referring to the protest by ad-hoc teachers who had passed an interview last year and are being asked to sit for interview again.

Criticizing the circular of the Education Department which said that applicants will have to sit for interview in order to get appointed on ad-hoc basis, Mr Rai said that it is an injustice to the protesting ad-hoc teachers.

Addressing a press conference here today, Mr Rai mentioned that the new circular has affected the 860 ad-hoc teachers who appeared and cleared their interview in February 2020. They received their appointment letters in October 2020 and worked only for six months and got an extension of three months which ended on 30 June 2021.

On the same, he questioned the government on delaying their appointment for six months even after the interview. He also questioned why some other ad-hoc teachers were provided extension till March 2022.

MrRai alleged that the earlier government did the same injustice to ad-hoc teachers and now the present state government is doing the same.

He stressed that the government should be answerable to the people who brought it to power and bureaucrats should not play with the future of the people of Sikkim. He added that bureaucrats will understand the power of people only when the real Parivartan comes in Sikkim.

SRP president mentioned that Sikkim Krantikari Morcha should also fulfill its promise to regularize ad-hoc teachers. He suggested that the government either extend the service of these 860 ad-hoc teachers till March 2022 without interview or hold interviews to appoint ad-hoc teachers for at least eight years.