Imphal, Aug. 12,
On July 12, a month from today Imphal Times filed a news report about illegal regularization of 18 contract staffs in state horticulture department, still this newspaper find no action, no enquiry on how the contract staffs had been regularized. Neither the state authority had clarified regarding the matter. This newspaper once more produces the news items.
The 18 contract staffs were engaged for the Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) as Field Consultant for a period of 6 months on April 2016 have been regularised as gazetted officers after being approved by a state cabinet meeting held on November 7, 2016, without following the procedures of Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC) for recruitment of gazetted officers post. The 18 contractual staffs for the MIDH were engaged after being selected on a walk-in-interview held on September 23, 2015.
One among the engaged Field Assistant staff was engaged on August 30, 2016 after a selected candidate resigned from the post.
On November 28, 2016, all the 18 Horticulture Assistant/Consultant were regularised following the approval of the cabinet meeting held on November 7, 2016.
As per information with the Imphal Times, the contractual staffs were directly regularised skipping all formalities which has to be followed as per the guidelines of the Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC).
Under what circumstances the contractual staffs of the MIDH which is not a parent office of the Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department were directly regularised to the department is a matter which people sees some fishy going on among the employee.