Sources within the election division stated they’re receiving functions from quite a few authorities staff in numerous districts for exemption from ballot responsibility, however the steps taken by the Nalbari administration has raised the eyebrows of even authorities officers.
“Medical health is crucial for continuation in service. It seems that the incumbent (the academics) have been discovered medically unfit however not on medical depart. It could be assumed that they don’t seem to be match for his or her service too,” learn the letter to the secretary of the state secondary schooling division from the Nalbari deputy commissioner. She beneficial within the letter that the staff could also be requested to go on voluntary retirement from service (VRS).
Joint director of well being providers in Nalbari, Umesh Phangshu, stated the academics had pleaded earlier than the deputy commissioner’s workplace, to alleviate them of ballot responsibility. “We checked the well being circumstances of 17 authorities officers, who’ve been working as academics. In the intervening time they had been discovered unfit,” he confirmed. Nonetheless, regardless of being part of the medical board for the district, he refused to remark whether or not the academics could be thought of unfit for future educating jobs.
Authorities sources stated that a lot of the 17 academics, who confronted the wrath of the administration, are set to retire in a few years and aged between 55-60 years. “Throughout medical inspection, they confirmed their legitimate well being stories, which proved that they’re unfit for election responsibility the place one could also be requested to journey for miles and keep in distant places at night time. The advice of VRS is from the district administration solely, not well being consultants,” stated a member of the medical board. Locals and worker unions have severely criticised the transfer of the administration.
Chief adviser of the apex staff’ physique, Sodou Asom Karmachari Parishad (SAKP), Basab Kalita, hit again on the Nalbari district administration, calling the VRS suggestion transfer ‘unlawful’ and ‘unilateral’.
“The administration can’t resolve on the well being standing of staff. They had been discovered unfit in the meanwhile. Not for lifetime. Such harsh selections are unacceptable. We’ll protest if the directive isn’t withdrawn,” stated Kalita. He, nevertheless, appealed to the bodily match staff to render election responsibility wholeheartedly.
Administrative circle insiders stated the transfer could also be aimed to discourage authorities officers, a few of who apply for exemption from ballot responsibility with out legitimate causes. Nonetheless, the Nalbari incident is an exception as the staff had been discovered unfit for election responsibility by the medical board itself.