Age-barred candidates demand benefits of 2001 official circular

MTS recruitment
Report by: 
ROOPA LALL
Port Blair
4 May 2017

At a time when the UT administration has embarked on a massive drive to fill up all Group ‘C’ vacancies in local departments, voices of resentment has started emanating from aspirants barred by age limits prescribed for government employment. Banking on a 2001 circular issued by the administration, the aggrieved lot, as per sources, is planning to stage a protest against the administration claiming injustice.
In a letter submitted to the top brass of the administration, around 100 aspirants, who were in the hunt for a government job, alleged that the administration is playing injustice. The post of Multi Tasking Staff (MTS), which was widely advertised in the official media mouthpiece, according to them, are sanctioned vacancies in many of the government agencies, which were either held up due to administrative reasons or for other unspecified reasons. “We’ve served many government departments on daily rated basis and exploited by our bosses for the past many years. The 2001 circular was meant to accommodate many DRMs employed by the senior officials of the administration. But no one from the top hierarchy came to our rescue this time,” said one of the 100 odd aspirants speaking to this Correspondent demanding attention from the Administrator.