By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | Nov 17
All Manipur Unemployed Veterinary Doctors Association appealed to the government of Manipur to review its the cabinet decision and provide equal opportunity to all eligible veterinary doctors to avail of vacant government posts in the veterinary department.
Dr. Th. Chaoba Devi president AMUVDA while speaking to the media at the Manipur Press Club said that the AMUVDA held a meeting on the November 15 at Tamenglong and also held an emergency meeting on November 17 for the reinstatement of the 37 projects for the contractor veterinary officers (VOs) whose services as well as the project were terminated in the year 2003.
The AMUVDA strongly condemned the decisions of the previous government which allegedly disregarded of the rule of law, she said.
She urged the BJP led government not to follow the same decisions taken up by the previous government.
The decision if implemented will also deprive the equal opportunity rights to more than 200 aspiring veterinary doctors who have been waiting for the lifting of recruitment ban since 1998 she said.
The AMUVDA has submitted several memorandums to the previous government on this matter, she said.
She further said the association has filed a case bearing W.P. (c) No.429&W.P. (c) 520 of 2015 for the direct recruitment of the 59 vacant posts through Manipur Public Service Commissioned and not to engage or re-engage veterinary officers on contract basis after the ban is being lifted.
The High Court had given the directive to the state government for early consideration of the unemployed VOs she said.
She said that the state cabinet gave its approval to lift the direct recruitment ban of Vety. & AH dept. and fill up the 59 vacant posts of VOs directly through MPSC.
She further said that the previous government in violation of this court directive took a cabinet decision to put up only 22 posts instead of 59 posts.
The AMUVDA further filed a case against the impugned advertisement she said.
The High Court stayed the MPSC examination for the posts of 22 VOs she mentioned.
She said that a memorandum has been submitted to the Chief Minister N.Biren in this regards and the Chief Minister has assured that he would look into the matter.
Dr. Th. Chaoba Devi mentioned if the government fails to provide equal opportunity to all eligible veterinary doctors, AMUVDA will have to resort to necessary agitation and legal actions.