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Tripura: Congress demands judicial inquiry into JRBT recruitment process

The Congress Monday alleged that it suspects that irregularities were committed during the recruitment process for Group C and D posts conducted by the Joint Recruitment Board of Tripura (JRBT). The Opposition party also sought a judicial inquiry into the matter.

It further demanded that all candidates who were ‘deprived’ owing to the ‘irregularities’ be given jobs.

“The BJP and corruption are complementary to each other. Five JRBT aspirants moved the high court over the issue… We do not want anybody to lose jobs but demand a judicial inquiry into the entire recruitment process conducted by the JRBT. Provisions should be made to provide jobs to all deprived candidates in the merit list including the five who moved the Court,” Congress Spokesperson Prabir Chakraborty said while addressing a press conference in Agartala.

Chakraborty also alleged that a sizable number of aspirants from other states were given jobs depriving unemployed youth in the state.

Five candidates had moved the high court alleging they were ‘deprived’ from getting jobs.

Festive offer

The High Court recently directed the JRBT to re-evaluate the results of the five aspirants within one month and appoint them following standard protocols if they were deprived even after having the required qualifications.

Examinations were held to fill up a total of 2,410 Group C and 2,500 Group D posts. The results of the examinations were announced this September. More than a lakh candidates had applied for these posts.

After the results were published, former education minister Ratan Lal Nath said the JRBT had recommended 1,980 candidates for 2,410 Group C posts.

Reacting to the issue, Social Welfare Minister Tinku Roy said 430 posts were not filled up due to the non-availability of eligible candidates.

Meanwhile, asked about the Janajati Suraksha Mancha’s demand of delisting from the ST list those who have converted, Chakraborty said the Congress was opposed to the demand.

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