STAFF REPORTER IMPHAL, 29th:
Demanding immediate issuance of offer forms, members of All Manipur VLW/LDC Selected Candidates 2016 (RD and PR) stormed the office of Directorate of Rural Department and Panchayati Raj (RD&PR) which is located within the complex of Imphal East DC at Porompat on Wednesday.
However, timely action of the police in controlling the agitated candidates prevented any unwanted incidents from happening.
One selected candidate, named, Ibo Khan told this daily that a total of 189 candidates were declared successful in the DPC conducted for VLW/LDC under RD & PR Department on December 31, 2016. However, even though a year has passed, they are yet to receive the offer forms for joining the service.
Condemning the protracted delay in issuing the offer forms, he further said that they had already asked the government of taking recourse to various intense agitations if the offer letters were not given by November 25. But as the government chose to ignore the issue, the aggrieved candidates staged a sit in protest for two days from November 26, as part of the ongoing agitation.
He expressed disappointment over the government for using force to control the agitating candidates and further questioned the inability of the government to issuing the offer forms so as to facilitate successful candidates to join the service.
He lamented that the government is behaving like it does not exist.