The Thadou Students' Association (TSA), general headquarters on Tuesday called upon the state to ensure complete adherence to the landmark judgment of the Supreme Court made on February 11, 2022 in connection with the Manipur Civil Services Combined Competitive (Main) Examination, 2016.
The student body stated that as certain arrangements have been provisioned for the previously appointed candidates by the Supreme Court for reinstatement to their concerned posts by virtue of their extraordinary circumstances, victimisation and undue hardships, the provision should be implemented immediately, and the process of interview for the newly successful candidates carried out without any delay or disruption.
“We respectfully urge the government of Manipur to ensure the youth of our state are not victimised again," it stated.
The Supreme Court judgment on February 11, 2022, stated, “In the event, the candidates who were already appointed on the basis of results of the main examination conducted in September 2016, if successful in the re-conducted main examination in terms of this order, they would be given the continuity of service and consequential benefits upon being appointed against the concerned posts.”
The Thadou Students' apex body also expressed joy and relief as the stalled State Civil Service Selection process has been finally back on track.
Congratulating all those candidates who have cracked the MPSC conducted Manipur Civil Services Combined Competitive (Main) Examination 2016 (Re-conducted in 2022), the student body stated that to have persevered and laboured under such excruciating conditions of uncertainty, and to have enough patience for such a long span of time, require utmost dedication.
The undesirable and shameful episode is perhaps unique to MPSC and Manipur, therefore all those candidates who have succeeded as well as those who attempted wholeheartedly, despite such difficulties deserve respect and admiration, it added.
“We hope the MPSC shall henceforth be true to its duty and not destroy the lives and livelihoods of the youth of our state in such disastrous manner in the future,” it mentioned.
The student body also stated that it is noteworthy while the MPSC has proved to be a hurdle to itself, its victims have shown extraordinary perseverance and devotion to the state.
Lauding the current government under the leadership of Chief Minister N Biren Singh, for its dedication to fair and transparent recruitment process in the state, TSA stated that the government’s earnest legal actions at the Supreme Court brought a resolution to the MCSCCE 2016 episode.