SHILLONG, June 14: Protesting against the results of a recent job recruitment exercise, members of the Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP) closed down the regional office of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) which is located at Mawlai Mawroh here on Thursday.
FKJGP members locked the entrance gate of the FCI office after it was alleged that out of 57 candidates selected for the various posts in the office were mostly non-indigenous people from outside the state.
“It is surprising that only one local person from the state got selected while most of the other successful candidates are from the state of Rajasthan,” FKJGP MC president Marbud Dkhar said on Thursday.
He said about 3000 out of 6000 candidates who have appeared for the job recruitment are from the state.
There are a total of 19 vacancy posts of watchman in the FCI as announced and the process for recruitment was entrusted to the Ganakya Software Private Limited, which is a Maharashtra based company.
Before locking the office, the activists asked all the employees of the FCI to come out of their rooms.
“We want to know what happen to the job reservation policy. If this is the case, we feel that it is meaningless to have this office located in the state when our own people are deprived the right to get employment,” he said.
Dkhar also slammed the state government for its failure to ensure a proper employment policy in place so that locals are given first preference despite of the fact that unemployment problem is on the rise in the state.
Later, the FKJGP members also met the deputy commissioner of East Khasi Hills District PS Dkhar and urged for his immediate intervention into the matter.
The DC however suggested that the delegation to take up the matter with the chief minister Conrad K Sangma.