PIL on corruption in public employment
16th November, 2015
ACAUT Nagaland has filed a PIL on corruption in public employment at Gawahati High Court, Kohima Bench, on 16th November 2015 (PIL no – 11/2015). The PIL was necessitated as the Government of Nagaland failed to take appropriate action despite the series of backdoor appointment exposés made by the ACAUT starting with RD department in the month of June 2015. 7 departments have been made respondents and the Hon’ble Court has been requested to direct the State Chief Secretary to furnish information on corruption in public employment from the rest of the departments. Also, the Department of Law and Justice and NPSC have been made respondents too.
The hon’ble court has also been requested to direct the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) to inquire of those officers, officials, politicians, including the appointees, who were/ are involved in the said conspiracy of backdoor appointment, with further direction to CBI to inquire into their assets, if disproportionate beyond their known source of income.
One of the most important prayer to the court is to initiate steps to set up a Staff Selection Board (SSB) in the State of Nagaland in line with the Central Staff Selection Board where examinations for posts not conducted by NPSC should be under the purview and set up of SSB. This is necessary since examinations conducted by individual departments are bereft of transparency and hotbed of corruption and nepotism.
Media Cell, ACAUT Nagaland.