PSAN urges state govt to set up SSB

DIMAPUR, MAR 1 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/1/2020 12:49:15 PM IST

Public Service Aspirants of Nagaland (PSAN) has urged the state government to set up Staff Selection Board (SSB) at the earliest possible time for the benefit of educated youth of Nagaland in particular and Nagas in general. 

In a statement issued by its convener Mughaka Jakhalu, the body representing public aspirants also requested the government to ensure that members of the board were selected/appointed from among competent persons having the required knowledge and expertise in competitive exams, most preferably NCS/NPS/IAS/IPS officers, and not just anybody in order to ensure the board’s transparency, accountability and efficiency.  The body further requested all right-thinking Nagas to look beyond tribal and political interests and support its demand for setting up SSB in the State.

In the backdrop of the ongoing controversy over SSB, PSAN has stressed that the board was need of the hour. In view of rampant corruption and backdoor appointments, PSAN pointed out that SSB would go a long way in resolving the issues related to appointments to public offices, thus paving the way for meritocracy and providing equal opportunity to thousands of educated youth of Nagaland.

According to the association representing public service aspirants, the reservation policy could be implemented in SSB, which would benefit those tribes that enjoyed Backward Tribe reservations.

Also, meritocracy would be given due importance and thus persons recruited through SSB would be more efficient and thus bring improvements in the system, it added.

PSAN said the practice of backdoor appointments to all Grade III posts that did not fall under the purview of NPSC would be curbed for good too.

Pointing out that thousands of hopeful candidates, especially from far-flung areas, were compelled to incur lot of expenditures (application fees, travel expenses, etc) and face untold miseries while applying for and writing departmental exams that put more burden on their parents, the association reasoned that SSB would reduce the expenditures of candidates to a great extent. 

Thus taking everything into consideration and feeling the urgent need, PSAN said it had initiated the demand for SSB by first submitting a memorandum to then governor PB Acharya in 2016. 

Mentioning that subsequently numerous representations were submitted to the State government on the same issue, the organisation said it was the long-cherished dream of civil service aspirants of Nagaland to have SSB, which would undoubtedly streamline the recruitment process. 


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