Assam minister of information and public relations, Pijush Hazarika on Thursday informed that a total of 14,30,337 candidates are expected to appear for the recruitment examinations to fill Grade III and Grade IV posts in the state.
Addressing the media today, Hazarika informed that the examinations will be held to fill 30,000 vacancies in different departments of the state government.
Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma had already held a virtual meeting with the DCs and other stakeholders on Wednesday and briefed them with all necessary instructions for the examinations which will be held on 21, 28 August and 11 September, 2022.
Speaking on some organizations getting themselves involved in protest against CAA during this period when the government is having recruitment examinations for almost 30,000 posts, the minister appealed all concerned not to create any restless environment.
He said, "We may have differences in terms of our ideology, but one should not create restless environment during one of the largest recruitment drives of the state government, keeping the job aspirants as the hostages."
Minister Hazarika also said that during 2019 protest against CAA, some leaders and organizations had misled the common people with twisted and wrong facts and statements. Some miscreants even damaged many properties in Guwahati including Kalaskhetra in the name of protesters then. Yet the people understood the reality and gave mandate to the present government, the minister humbly added.
On the other hand while asked about applicants from other states appearing for state government jobs, the minister said that governments are always run under laws of the Constitution and under rules and regulations of the country, if they are eligible to apply for a few posts, we should not stop them. The minister also said that following the same rules, people from Assam are also working in other states.