While Assam youths reel over unemployment, NF Railway offer jobs to more than 90 outsiders

  • While Assam youths reel over unemployment, NF Railway offer jobs to more than 90 outsiders
12-11-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

The present Assam BJP government’s slogan of ‘Jaati-Mati-Bheti’ has started to fade not long after winning the elections as locals have once again been overlooked for employment opportunities in the State.

In a shocking revelation, it has been reported that more than 90 people not belonging to Assam or other Northeastern states have been given job offer letters for fourth grade section in Railway Police Force (RPF). Fourth grade vacancies like that of gardener, cooks, washer men etc have been offered mostly to people from Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha etc.

Job appointment seekers from West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and other states have thronged the NF Railway headquarters at Maligaon in large swarms since October 26. The headquarters’ parking lot, open areas, verandas have all been occupied by the job seekers waiting for their turn to collect their appointment letters, much to the amazement of the present employees and locals.

Another important fact that has come to light is that NF Railway has ignored the Guwahati High Court’s stay order on offering jobs to fourth grade personnel in the RPF. The stay order was in reference to a PIL filed by locals who have alleged an anti-Assamese lobby in the Railways. According to the PIL, Assamese people were intentionally denied job opportunities in the state for outsiders.

Even after having an Assamese as the Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain, job seekers from Assam and the neighbouring states have been constantly overlooked for outsiders. This definitely shows the government’s concern and attitude towards the locals.

Tags : Assam jobs NF Railway job Assam news BJP Rajen Gohain


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