DSC aspirants day-long drama puts the govt on tenterhooks
Those who lost jobs due to a technical flaw, numbering about 100, climbed the terrace of Samkshema Bhavan at Masab Tank around 6 am and threatened to...
Those who lost jobs due to a technical flaw, numbering about 100, climbed the terrace of Samkshema Bhavan at Masab Tank around 6 am and threatened to jump. They relented later following a government assurance DSC aspirants who missed the bus at the eleventh hour due to a technical flaw have put the government on tenterhooks for nearly twelve hours as they climbed atop a government building and threatened to jump from it if they will not be given posting orders immediately. The losers, numbering 100 including 25 ladies have climbed to the terrace of Samkshema Bhavan at Masab Tank at 6 am on Thursday and continued their agitation. Police who reached there after an hour requested them to end but the aspirants refused. Some of the representatives of people's organizations have tried to intervene and urged the members not to resort to extreme step. Dr P Madhusudhan Reddy, General Secretary of Junior College Lecturers' Association has mediated with the government on the issue. He met K Parthasarathy, Minister for Secondary Education who faxed a letter advising the students to end the agitation but in vain. The candidates were hell bent on issuance of posting at once saying that they were fed up with the hollow assurances given by the government. The Minister promised to raise the issue in the cabinet meeting on Friday and assured a speedy disposal. "we are positive on the issue and it is only a matter of time. We just wanted to ensure that no legal problem arises if we give appointments to the losers. We referred the matter to Advocate General" he explained in his letter. But this letter failed to pacify the candidates. As Madhusudhan Reddy has been discussing the issue with the agitating youngsters on the terrace of D Sanjeevaiah Bhavan, a large number of police personnel have also went up and rounded the candidates and forcibly brought them down. Later they have been taken to Humayun Nagar and Golconda police stations and released after executing personal surety bonds. The issue has been hanging fire for over eight months after nearly 950 aspirants who were initially selected for postings, have been informed that they had not been in the merit list. The mess up was done as officials failed to follow the non-local and local norms. The heart-broken unemployed youth went on an agitational spree including dharnas, laying seize at Chief Minister residence, gate-crash into secretariat etc. They climbed the same building several months ago and R Krishnaiah had mediated on ther behalf then. The Chief Minister has directed the officials to create supernumerary posts for these 950 aspirants after ensuring no legal tangle crops up.