The All Manipur Students Union has asked the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry to quash the results of the ECG technicians (five posts) of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences which was declared on July 7.
The union demanded the ministry to initiate necessary action against the board members, staff and others involved in connection with the recruitment of the five ECG technicians at RIMS.
AMSU submitted a letter to the additional secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Alok Saxena on Saturday. The union also demanded the ministry to conduct a fresh recruitment with selection procedure on merit basis.
In the letter, AMSU stated that a walk-in-interview for engagement of ECG Technician (5 posts) was conducted on July 6, 2021 at the office premises of RIMS.
The advertisement of the posts clearly mentioned that the essential qualification for the post will be diploma in ECG/X-Ray & ECG from a recognised institute and preference will be given to female candidates.
However, after the results were declared on July 7 with five candidates selected for the post, the union learnt that the selection committee allegedly manipulated the essential qualification of the candidates and selected the most underserved candidates, the letter stated.
AMSU also claimed that three candidates out of the five selected candidates were allegedly found to be not qualified. The letter added that one of the selected candidates had produced a forged certificate of diploma in electrocardiography from Bharat Sevak Samaj, which is a heinous crime.
Other two candidates were also found producing a certificate course of six months only, and are not holding diploma course certificates, the letter added.
AMSU had earlier submitted many memorandums to the Ministry concerned for upgrading RIMS hospital to the level of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AllMS).
However, it is unfortunate that such practices have been found in the recruitment process of ECG technicians at RIMS even during the pandemic.
The union also claimed that such practice is one clear example of nepotism prevalent in RIMS.
Only July 29, AMSU had also raised the issue in a press briefing, wherein the vice president of AMSU Laishram Athouba said the authority of RIMS should issue a new notification for the post and select new and qualified candidates.
The vice president had also informed that the selected candidates have joined their service on July 8.