Guwahati, March 9, 2019
Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi on March 9th, 2019 dared Assam Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Naba Kumar Doley to cancel the appointments and conduct re-examination for the appointment in permanent posts in panchayat and rural development (P&RD) department.
Addressing media persons here, Gogoi said, “An investigation, as announced by Assam Chief Minister Sarabande Sonowal, will not solve the problem. The only way to curb corruption is to conduct a re-examination. The appointment of the candidates who were selected based on the previous examination should be cancelled.”
It may be mentioned that Doley on March 9th, 2019 denied the reports of irregularities involving appointment in permanent posts in P&RD department. Attacking BJP-led coalition government in Assam, Gogoi termed the P&RD appointment as a bigger scam than the Assam Public Service Commission cash-for-job scam.
“By announcing a probe, Sonowal has proved that the appointments were made through corrupt means. I am warning Doley, who is denying the reports of irregularities in the P&RD recruitment, to prove his statement,” he added.
Gogoi also accused the Assam government of submitting fake reports to the Supreme Court which ordered that the results of all the districts except Rangia should be declared on January 7th, 2019. Irregularities were detected in the examination centre in Rangia district as per the Criminal Investigation Department’s investigation report.
“It has come to our notice that the company which conducted the examination belongs to BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav and he is a big scamster,” Gogoi further said.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on March 8th, 2019 directed institution of a one-man inquiry by Additional Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah to inquire into the whole episode and submit a report to the government at the earliest. The Congress and the All Assam Students’ Union demanded high-level judicial inquiries into the matter.