The Meghalaya Trinamool Congress Students’ Union observed a day-long hunger strike demanding transparency in the recruitment process of MPSC, on Thursday.
Bansharailang Pyngrope, president of Meghalaya TMC Students’ Union said the strike is in protest against the rampant mismanagement in employing youth of the state through MPSC examinations.
He said the recruitment process of the MPSC has always been a long drawn out affair since the last recruitment exams were held by MPSC in 2019. In addition, exams for 328 posts advertised on December 14, 2020 are yet to be held, he added.
Blaming the government for the huge discrepancy in job vacancies, Pyngrope said, “The chief minister had declared 2000 job vacancies in the Police department during the assembly, but when he invited a group of protesting students, he stated that only 800 vacancies were available. The youth wants justice and transparency in the recruitment process.”
Demanding transparency in the recruitment process, Pyngrope added, “The examinations must follow the set procedures.”
“Unlike the State Bank examinations and SSC, MPSC does not follow a calendar, neither are the marks made available to the public. There are no fixed parameters in the interviews. Are these posts being filled by backdoor entries?’’, he questioned.
He went on to say that with growing unrest among the youth, the MDA government’s complacency and disregard will not go unnoticed. The state’s future is at stake in the hands of the inept proxy-BJP government that pays no heed to the future of the youth, he added.