Despite repeated fervent appeals of ATSUM to rectify the reservation discrepancy of LDC appointment, RIMS authority is rather adamant in justifying its deliberate wrongdoing at the persuasion of a few administrative officers, it said.
Mounting pressure on the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) administration for nullification of the results for the appointment of Lower Division Clerks announced on March 3, 2023, the All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) on Saturday threatened to launch agitation against the deliberate manipulation of the reservation norms.
In a reminder letter addressed to the RIMS Director, ATSUM alleged gross violation of the reservation quantum for SC, ST and OBC laid down by the Government of India vide DoPT OM No. 36017/2/2004-Estt (Res) dated 05/07/2005 in the LDC appointment.
ATSUM said, “The decision of resorting to agitation was taken after closely monitoring the whole episode of situation mounting within the RIMS administration in the aftermath of the notorious declaration of LDC appointment results.” Despite repeated fervent appeals of ATSUM to rectify the reservation discrepancy of LDC appointment, RIMS authority is rather adamant in justifying its deliberate wrongdoing at the persuasion of few administrative officers, it added.
Stating that the Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances & Pensions, Government of India vide DoPT OM No. 36017/2/2004 -Est (Res) dated 05/07/2005 clearly defined the Reservation Quantum of direct recruitment to group C and group D in the case of Manipur state as 3% for SC, 34% for ST and 13% for OBC, ATSUM asked what authorised the incumbent RIMS administration to do otherwise.
ATSUM said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (North East Section), Government of India vide its letter No. U-12025/09/2019-NE dated 11th May 2022 clearly instructed the RIMS administration to follow the reservation quantum for Group C & D as 3% for SC, 34% for ST, 13% for OBC and 50% for UR. It questioned what authority the incumbent RIMS administration had to deny the Ministry’s direction.
Mentioning that RIMS itself had issued an order to follow reservation quantum of 3% for SC, 34% for ST, 13 % for OBC and 50% for UR vide Order No. M/1/2019- RIMS (49) dated 21st May 2022, ATSUM asked what persuaded the incumbent RIMS authority to defy its own order.
The letter further said at the event of ATSUM resorting to agitation to seek justice for the tribal communities whose constitutional rights are deprived by your office, any untoward situation arising out of such agitation shall be held responsible by the incumbent RIMS administration.
“ATSUM seeks for the prevalence of rule of law in the state. However, if ATSUM’s cordial plea is taken for granted, and the notorious declaration of results for appointment of LDC is not nullified within a few days, ATSUM will resort to agitation any time” it added.
The letter signed by ATSUM president Paotinthang Lupheng and general secretary SR Andria also said that the appointment and DPC of other staff may be put on hold till the reservation of ST, SC and OBC is streamlined.