Tuesday, November 29, 2022

CTAN reacts to soil and water conservation departments clarification

Reacting to the soil and water conservation (S&WC) department’s clarification that the question of termination (of two JSCOs) did not arise as they were no longer government servants, the Combined Technical Association of Nagaland (CTAN) sought to address the “verbal sleight of hand” that was at play to “deviate the gist of the matter”.
CTAN through its media cell admitted that technically the duo was currently not bound from any governmental obligations as their period of contract was on lapse. CTAN, however, said that it did not imply that the two JSCOs were officially released from the posts as the “machinery behind the process of regularization”, which has been the whole contention, was evident to all. CTAN, therefore, demanded that the whole process of regularization be stopped immediately and vacate the posts for aspirants to compete.
It also pointed out that the contract agreement signed on June 3, 2016 conferred no right to claim regularization in any case. Stating that the same has been approved and notified by the principal secretary P&AR department, CTAN said the Gauhati High Court also restrained the state government from undertaking any regularization of irregular appointment in its judgment and order dated August 3, 2018.
Therefore, it said that regularization of the contract service cannot be acknowledged, adding that any attempt to regularize the irregular appointments shall invite contempt of court proceedings. Asserting that its sole motive was to streamline the stated posts to a proper mode of recruitment, the CTAN cautioned that any force working against such approach at the behest of higher authority would be tantamount to corruption.

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