Haflong, January 11, 2020 : The Joint Team of ISF, IWF and it’s affiliated organisation visited various Departments to remind them for implementation of GoM Recommendation in the recruitment process and to select the candidates in merit basis only. This was informed by the ISF President David Keivom on January 10, 2020.
David stated that, as per the GoM recommendation all the Appointment in the Government jobs as well as Council jobs should reflect the population pattern of different Tribes of the District and after the demise of Council employees, qualified next of kins (NOK) will be considered on compassionate ground.
In this regard, they cited the following point from GoM : “Further, the Groups of Ministers also recommend that the State Govt as well as NCHills Autonomous Council should ensure that –
i) The Dimasa Language will be introduced as vernacular in primary school of Dimasa inhabited villages only. The Autonomous Council shall also simultaneously take steps to establish primary schools for teaching in the mother tongue in the Non- Dimasa tribe inhabited villages, if so desired by these tribes.
ii) Appointments in Govt. jobs as well as Council jobs within the N.C.Hills district should reflect the population pattern of different tribes and after the demise of Council employees, qualified Next of Kins (NOK) will be considered for employment on compassionate ground as per Govt. norms.
iii) No restriction on the sale or ownership of land and properties will apply to the tribal communities and members of any tribal community can purchase land from non-tribal or other tribes. The change of nomenclature of the district will in no way affect the existing rights on land and other properties of the individuals or communities of different tribal and non-tribal communities living in the district.”
The joint team caution the departments the risks to go against the Recommendation of GoM in the future.
Apex Bodies, ISF, IWF and its affiliated organisation will be watching closely the ongoing recruitment process we expect positive response from all the Departments under the Administrative control of N.C Hills Autonomous Council, added Keivom.