Kra Daadi, May 10: The All Kra Daadi District Students Union (AKDDSU) organized the first phase of 12 hours Kra Daadi district bandh call over delay to conduct job interviews for 41 posts under different departments by the Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board (APSSB) at Palin here on Monday.
Speaking to the reporters, AKDDSU president Pakyum Talop said that the state government has repeatedly failed to conduct the exam for 41 posts despite passing almost five years.
Today is the first phase of bandh call in the district and so will go on with the second and third if the state government fails to meet the demand, he added.
He said that the union has received a notice from the APSSB under Secretary Mudo Tamo stating that the board will not conduct the UDC exam but the rest will be advertised before May 20, the same was also informed by the office of APSSB office.
“The APSSB said that the job advertisement of other posts like LDC, Peon, Chowkidar, Dak runner etc will be published before May 20. But the office has put on halt to advertise for the UDC post stating that the qualification criteria of the post is yet to be decided,” he said.
Reacting to the notice received by the union by the office of APSSB, Talop said made it clear that the union demands for the advertisement of all 41 posts. The union demands for one time job advertisement for 41 posts.
“If any single post is gone missing from the 41 post, the APSSB will be responsible for everything. The entire post should be advertised on single go which was earlier advertised in the year 2016-17,” he said, adding that the union has all the documents to counter APSSB, if any single post goes missing.
He said due to the lackadaisical attitude by the APSSB to conduct the exam, the newly created district is facing acute shortages of staff in every department. Due to the delay, many youths have even crossed their upper age to appear in the exam, he added.
The union had earlier called for three phases of bandh call of 12 hours on May 10, second phase for 24 hours on May 20 and the final phase of 48 hours on May 31.
Other demands of the union include, establishment of a fire station and allocation of funds for the construction of a multipurpose educational counseling centre with lodging facility in the district for the welfare of student’s community in the district.
The union has submitted a memorandum demanding the same to the home minister Bamang Felix and Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein respectively.
Meanwhile, Palin Town Magistrate and EAC (Law & Order) Rido Tarak inform that information of road blockage was reported from the area which were cleared and burning of tyre was also reported from a few places. No untoward incident has been reported from any parts of the township and district. Tarak added.