IMPHAL, JAN 17: Police on Friday foiled a rally of the Manipur Pradesh Youth Congress committee which attempted to storm the Chief Minister Bungalow to submit a memorandum urging to conduct the recruitment of IRB in a free and fair manner.
Defying the CrPC 144 and silent zone, a large number of MPYCC members with placards in hands came out from the Congress Bhavan in the form of rally at about 2.30 PM in a bid to submit a memorandum to Chief minister N Biren Singh. However, a team of Imphal city police led by OC N Ingocha blocked the rally in front of Governor’s Bungalow from further proceeding.
Police refused when the rallyists sought for permission to meet the CM and submit the memo personally. The OC relayed the request of the rallyists to the Imphal west SP K Meghachandra, who flatly denied. The OC managed to create a contucive environment to ensure that some selected leaders of the MPYCC submit the memo to the CM secretariat. However, the SP denied this too. Furious, the rallyists returned to Congress Bhavan without submitting the memo to the Chief minister.
City Police picked up some Congress leaders including MPCC general secretary (Admn) Hareshwar Goswami, Secretary P Saratchandra, MPYCC president Dilipkumar, MPYCC general secretary N Mahananda from the spot and detained in the police station.
According to the memorandum, MPYCC said that it warmly appreciate the Chief minister who, during the the Uniform distribution of Manipur police personnel held at 1st MR, appealed the people to jointly make an effort to completely prevent the tradition of giving and taking money (bribes)” in transfer posting, recruitment, promotion, etc.
Manipur Pradesh Youth Congress Committee appreciate and applaud the commitment of the Chief minister to prevent corruption in important administrative works of the state Government, particularly transfer & posting, promotion and recruitment. , the youths and employees of Manipur will be ever grateful to the Chief minister if his words and promises are translated into action.
State Government is going to conduct a written examination on 20th January, 2020 for fresh recruitment of personnel to the newly created Reserve Battalion in Manipur. Being the Chief Minister of the state, and in-charge of Home Department, we have full faith in your conviction to root out corruption in recruitment, etc. Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee in its Press Conference held on 15th January, 2020 had suggested that the written test for the recruitment should be conducted by using OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) sheets for the ease of evaluation, speed and convenience. In a similar recruitment of constables in Bihar, Central selection Board of Constables, Bihar decided to use OMR-based examination in January, 2020. It will be possible to declare the result of the written examination within a few hours of the examination in case OMR sheets are used. It is also agreed upon by all that the influence from influential people can be minimized if the result is declared soon after the completion of examination.
The MPYCC also suggested that the invigilators of the examination are selected by computerized draw of lots in random as done in appointment of personnel of election under instruction of Election Commission of India.
It urged the Chief minister to match his words to prevent corruption in recruitment by actual action by devising means like OMR sheets, etc. at the written examination and to do away with interview/personality test at the recruitment of personnel of IRB as they would have been tested both physically and mentally by “Physical Test” and “Written Examination”.
Interview/personality test creates a room for influence/corruption by the people in power, it added.