Mnp police foil bid to storm CM’s Secretariat

Mnp police foil bid to storm CM’s Secretariat
Agitating cop aspirant candidates holding a talk with Imphal West SP in Imphal’s Keishampat on Tuesday.
Correspondent IMPHAL, Sep 14 | Publish Date: 9/14/2021 12:31:10 PM IST

Police on Tuesday foiled a group of cop aspirants who tried to storm Chief Minister’s Secretariat in Imphal to protest against non-completion of recruitment processes.

The recruitment rallies for appointment of riflemen and jemadars for the proposed establishment of 10th and 11th Indian Reserve Battalions started way back in 2018.

For appointment of riflemen, the viva-voce had already been completed while the appointment of jemadar remained suspended till date even after completion of the written test.

The candidates have been pressing the state government to complete the recruitment processes for the last around one year.

State chief minister N Biren Singh, who is also looking after the charge of home department, had also assured to complete the recruitment processes as soon as possible on many occasions.

Upon failure on the part of the state government to complete the same, candidates tried to storm the Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.

The candidates under the aegis of All Manipur 10th and 11th Vice-Voce Completed IRB Rifleman and Written Completed Jemadar Candidates, 2019’ tried to storm the CM’s Secretariat from different directions on Tuesday morning.

However, police personnel on duty in and around the secretariat intervened to stop them before they reached the main entrance gate of the secretariat.

With additional police force, the agitating candidates were pushed back upto Keishampat Junction where they held a talk with police officials led by Imphal West SP Dr. S Ibomcha.

Talking to reporters, president W Ronen of the candidates’ body said that they decided to storm the secretariat after their repeated pleas for an appointment turned futile.

“We have been requesting our chief minister for a meeting. But, no positive response to our repeated requests,” he said.

The president said that the recruitment processes which were started more than three years ago were yet to be completed till date.

He said that the recruitment rallies started in 2018 and viva-voce for the riflemen had already been completed but the results are yet to be declared.

The processes for the appointment of jemadar remained suspended after the written test was held and without declaring the results till date, he added.

As the elections to the state Assembly were just a few months away, they were afraid of keeping the recruitment process incomplete until the election processes were over.

The general elections to the state Assembly are likely to come up by February-March next year (2022).

As the recruitment processes remained suspended, they were afraid of losing their careers as many of them were going to be barred  from applying for government jobs because of their age, he said.

“We have apprehension of losing the careers if the recruitment processes remain suspended further,” he said.

A joint meeting of the candidates held under the aegis of ‘All Manipur 10th and 11th Viva-Voce Completed IRB Rifleman and Written Completed Jemadar Candidates, 2019’ had decided to launch various forms of protests against the state government’s failure to complete the recruitment process.

The meeting further resolved to stage protests in front of the residences of the MLAs and their official quarters. 

Earlier, they had also submitted memorandums to the Prime Minister and Union home minister requesting them to advise the state government to complete the recruitment processes.


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