SHILLONG, March 06: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma has admitted that a number of government departments are still conducting appointments on Ad – Hoc basis in spite of notifications being issued from time to time against this practice.
Stating that Ad – Hoc appointments have been there since late 1980s, Dr. Sangma said that this is carrying on till date.
According to him, it is like a catch-22 situation as it is a question of depriving capable people from being recruiting in the system.
“Therefore we are making correction in such a manner that the system is capable of insulating itself from such practice. We will further issue necessary order to reaffirm our stand on this,” Dr. Sangma said.
He informed that it was only after the whole data based for government employees was created that more and more such cases have come up as many departments never bothered to inform about the vacancies.
“There are those who have worked for more than 15 to 20 years and have touched the age of retirement,” he added.
Earlier while replying on the issue of regularizing the services of employees engaged as adhoc basis at the Directorate of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, the Minister in-charge HDR Lyngdoh said that the personnel department has completed the process of sending the 9 names of such employees and is now waiting for the approval of the state government.
He also said that the adhoc appointment has been stopped by the state government when Leader of Opposition Donkupar Roy sought clarification on the policy of the state government with regards to the matter during the ongoing budget session of the Assembly on Monday.