SHILLONG, March 07: Opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) has demanded the state government to consider issuing provisional letters to successful job candidates pending police verification.
“Keeping in view the unnecessary delay in issuing appointments, the state government should consider issuing provisional letter as has been decided by the Centre government last year,” UDP legislator Paul Lyngdoh said in the Assembly on Tuesday.
He was raising concern over the delay in issuing appointments to candidates declared as successful for the 772 odd Jugali posts in the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) during the Question Hour.
In his reply, State Power Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar assured that the matter will be looked into and that the same will also be discussed with other line departments.
He informed that a total of 290 candidates were issued with appointment letters under the first phase.
“The other remaining candidates will also be given appointment in due course of time,” Dhar said.
Stating that there is a delay in getting the police verification which is required before appointments are given, the minister however said the department has sent reminders to the police department to speed up the process.