ATSUM reminds Government on its charter of demands

IMPHAL, 18th Nov: All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) expressed discontentment over improper provision of reservation to tribal for various posts and declared that the notice for employment to vacant posts of JNIMS will not be acceptable.
Briefing media persons held at its Adimjati complex office on Sunday, ATSUM general secretary Seiboi Haokip stated that a charter of demands about inconveniences faced by the tribal people and students as well as discontentment arising out of it was submitted to the government last year following which a five-member committee chaired by additional chief secretary MH Khan was constituted on October 8, 2018.
He continued that even though the government assured to provide the report of the committee within one month of its constitution, the report has not been made public till date.
Pointing out that the charter of demand includes education and health sectors and reservation, he told the media persons that while the talk between ATSUM and government is being sustained, the recent issuance of notification for recruitment of vacant posts at JNIMS without any provision for reservation will not be acceptable.
Seiboi continued that various posts of SC/ST are still in backlog at JNIMS. Instead of addressing the pending issues the institute issued the new notification which is not acceptable, he affirmed and demanded revocation of the order.
He also contended that three associate professors of JNIMS who belong to ST are yet to get promotion as per the recently published list of professors. The professors are from General medicine, Forensic medicine and Pharmacology, he added. The general secretary went on to state that ST reservation policy is also not properly implemented in NIT.
Saying that the organisation refrained from launching agitation as they have faith that the government will fulfill their charter of demands, he urged the government to fulfill their demands to avoid any misunderstanding with the organisation.

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