---- Editorial ----
Give more autonomy
Politics is heating up over raid of IT department at multiple premises linked to
Karnataka Energy Minister D K Shivakumar and his associates in connection with a
case of alleged tax evasion. Reportedly rupees 11 crore has been seized from the
raid. The action of IT department seizing huge chunk of cash is appreciable. More
such raid should be conducted against corrupt people whether they may be politician,
businessmen, bureaucrats, etc. However the timing of raid has been questioned by
the opposition parties. Majority of Congress MLAs from Gujarat is currently camping
at Bangalore and is being personally looked after by Karnataka Energy Minister D
Opposition Congress alleged that ruling BJP is using IT department to target its
leader. Parties like RJD have also accused ruling establishment of using agencies
like CBI, IT department to harass its leaders. BJP has always prided itself for being
different from Congress but day by day increasingly it is becoming like other side
of Congress party. For years during its rule Congress used CBI and other agencies
to target rival parties and its leader. Situation was so bad that opposition parties
used to call CBI as Congress Bureau of Investigation. It is unfortunate that BJP
is using same trick by unleashing CBI and other agencies on its rival. People's trust
on these agencies will lose because of such incident. Govt of India should learn
from US and free up bodies like CBI and IT department from the clutches of government.
In US, agencies like FBI and department of homeland security functions independently.
Unless greater autonomy is given to bodies like CBI, IT department, etc they will
never function independently and will not serve the purpose of their existence.
---- Readers Forum ----
No to malpractices in recruitment process
Through Arunachal times, I would like to give two suggestions to our CM and Joint
Core Committee (JCC) of various civil engineer organisations, to amicably resolve
the RWD JE exam controversy:
CM should ask APPSC to conduct JE exam within 1 month by keeping recruitment process
of all the other exams at standby mode. This exam could be a turning point in the
history of recruitment drive in Arunachal. If this exam is conducted within one month,
JCC's demand could be fulfilled and future of recruitment drive would be just and
transparent. Meantime, aspirants of other exams and APPSC should make minor adjustment
to bring transparency and accountability in the recruitment process.
Second option is, CM should ask APPSC to give one time age relaxation to all the
JE aspirants. But this age relaxation should be given only for this exam and to those
aspirants against who admit card was issued. This would give APPSC breathing space
to conduct exam as per need of hour.
If above points are taken into account, the JE exam controversy can be amicably resolved.
But it is matter of surprise that demands of JCC didn’t cover above points. They
wanted only RWD to conduct the exam by giving some ridiculous reasons.
Therefore, I urge all not to fall for ridiculous demands of JCC and stay united to
bring culture of transparency and accountability in the recruitment process.
Further members of JCC are requested to refrain from indulging in petty and shameful
Instead, they should demand above two points that I have suggested to CM and concentrate
on their studies.
Meanwhile, I request all the "silent" unemployed youths to supports our CM in his
bold decision to change the future of recruitment process in Arunachal. Silence of
many aspirants may discourage our CM. It is time to stay united to defy any undemocratic
movements of JCC and time to say no to malpractices in recruitment process.
Let the deserving candidates get jobs
Through your esteemed daily, we would like to express our grievances on the recent
chaos created by JCC, AUCEC and AAPUEA which demanded re-conduct of the JE exam (RWD)
as highlighted in your daily dated 01/08/2017.
Honestly, this demand is bringing much harm. We all know how corrupt practices are
utilised when departments conducts any exams and we fear this demand is also entering
the ever existing vicious cycle- the cycle of demanding to conduct exams by department
and later protesting on the corruption, nepotism and other such mal practices involved
It gives us much pain to see how the great think- tankers of these 'Associations'
don't see the simple solution of demanding raise of the upper age limit.
Many aspiring candidates are not staying in and around Capital Complex and are busy
taking coaching in cities like Delhi, Hyderabad, to name a few and such short notice
of conducting exams within a week or so can trouble them as well.
We would like to ask these associations, a question the other way round-
Where were they when the department released the JE advertisements in spite of knowing
the cabinet decision of conducting such posts by APPSC?
Why didn’t they protest then?
We would also blame the govt which was not strict enough leading to such consequences.
We too are aspiring, desperate candidates for such posts and having been tortured
by mal practices involved in the departmental exams for long time, we would like
to request the associations to please let the APPSC conduct such exams since we see
it as only our last hope of achieving something through our academic skills and talent
and extend a helping hand to the government.
While it's also a request to the Arunachal Government to please look upon their demand
and raise the upper age limit as has been mentioned and maintain full transparency,
let the deserving candidates get the jobs.
Combined JE exam notification
Through the column of your esteem daily, I would like to draw the kind attention
of the APPSC to issue junior engineer (JE) exam notification at the earliest as our
young and dynamic CM has already instructed JE exam to be conducted through APPSC.
APPSC should obtain all the JE vacancies from all engineering department, issue notification
and conduct the exam at one go.
Aspirants should also have a little more patience as APPSC will conduct the entire
JE exam of all engineering department at one go which will save time and energy,
instead of appearing JE exam separately for different departments which is time
consuming and energy wasting.
Therefore, I request APPSC once again to issue JE exam notification at the earliest
and conduct the exam soon.
A hard-working aspirant
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to appeal to Arunachal unemployed diploma
civil engineers association not to oppose the govt's historic decision of cancelling
the RWD J.E exam and make a vested interest demand of its re-conduct on the pretext
that some candidates will be over aged soon and won't be eligible for the fresh exam
to be conducted by APPSC.
If over age is an issue for some candidates then make a demand for one time age
relaxation in the upcoming APPSC J.E exam instead of demanding the re-conduct of
the exam by RWD. Such a demand would be more logical and appropriate rather than
opposing the historic decision on flimsy ground.
It’s as simple as that and there is nothing to create an issue out of non-issue.
By the way, these unemployed civil engineers associations would do well to remember
that majority of candidates are happy with the CM's decision and should abstain from
making any demand in the press just on the basis of few executive members' decision
without taking into confidence all the unemployed engineer.
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