TURA, May 14: The decision of the administration of North East Hills University (NEHU) to hold interviews for a few posts in the city of Guwahati for positions based in Tura has drawn flak from various quarters with many coming down hard on the decision for being discriminatory towards locals.
NEHU had, through a circular on May 11, advertised 3 posts for walk in interviews to be held on June 2 at their guest house in Borjhar in Guwahati.
The posts are contractual in nature with the pay being rather low – one being a residential doctor (Rs 40,000), staff nurse (Rs 12,000) and a system analyst (Rs 20,000). The post is based on 6 months contract.
The Achik Youth Council (AYC) has lambasted NEHU for what it considered to be discrimination against locals pointing to the fact that the salaries were too low to evince outside interest and since the post was based in Tura, the interviews should also have been based in Tura itself.
“We don’t expect good service from outsiders at such low salaries. Only local candidates can manage at such low pay. Why is the interview being held at Borjhar of all places? Is there a hidden agenda in the whole interview fracas? This is discrimination against locals,” said AYC president, Silning D Sangma.
“How can we expect good service from those candidates who are not even willing to come to Tura for the interview? The interview should be conducted at the place where the job is located. We demand a change in venue or will begin democratic protest to ensure it is,” added Sangma.