From Our Kokrajhar Web Desk
Kokrajhar (Assam) ,Aug 8: Amidst the ongoing Governor’s Rule in Bodoland Territorial Council(BTC), 29 employees of Transport department in the Bodoland Territorial Council have been terminated from their services by BTC Secretariat who were illegally appointed without any interview or tests during the BPF ruled BTC administration in the council.
Among the terminated employees,8 are assistant enforcement inspectors and 21 enforcement checkers under Transport department of the BTC administration.
The employees were appointed by the 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, of 8 employees as assistant enforcement inspectors and 21 as enforcement checkers in the Transport department.
On various occasions,allegations were lodged against the appointments from many quarters before the Governor after BTC was put under governor’s rule on April 28 following expiry of the BPF ruled BTC administration.
An investigation was carried out into the allegations and accordingly it has reveled that the appointments were not proceeded as per norms and conditions of the appointment procedure.
The said employees were illegally appointed by some officials or individuals with vested interests during the BPF ruled BTC administration violating Article 14 & 16 of Indian constitution.The employees were appointed illegally without conduct of any interview or tests in the Transport department of BTC administration.
BTC Principal Secretary, on August 7, in a notification vide no. BTC/MISC/ACCY(BJM)/ACS 022020/69, have terminated the 8 assistant enforcement inspector and 21 enforcement checkers with immediate effect .
The terminated assistant enforcement inspector are: Kiuti Narzary(Kokrajhar DTO), Bhaskar Swrang Basumatary(Chirang DTO), Nicholas Basumatary(Baksa DTO),Ronel Robinson Mushahary(Udalguri DTO),Hayed Rajbongshi(Baksa DTO), Sonali Mohilary(Udalguri DTO), Deep Jyoti Bora(Udalguri DTO) and Kajib Basumatary(Baksa DTO).
The enforcement checkers who have been terminated are:Mwnthay Brahma,Bhaskar Mushahary,Kama Basumatary,Bob Boro,Dwihung Brahma,J Jwngma Basumatary,Utpal Bhadra,Krishna Deb,Pingku Narzary,Rubungsha Basumatary,Menoka Basumatary,Samir Shil,Sonoj Kumar Roy,Banendra Basumatary,Naishrang Islary,Jwngkwl Basumatary,A Abhijit Debnath,Bishal Kumar Brahma,Rousay Flower Basumatary,Dhrubajyoti Brahma and Kapen Narzary.
Meanwhile,RTI activist Prithibiraj Narayan Dev Mech has welcomed the termination order initiated by the BTC administration into the illegal appointment in the transport department.
He revealed that he filed a compliant against the illegal appointment without any interview or written test in the Transport department of BTC.
He said that the termination of the 29 employees in Transport department is a good example of carrying out proper investigations over a complaint .
“All these employees got their jobs without appearing in any selection interview conducted by Central Selection Board, BTC. Neither any circular was issued nor any interview was conducted by the concerned department”,he added.