Row over recalling of posts resolved

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, 1 Jun: The row over the recalling of 10 vacant posts by the Shi-Yomi deputy commissioner on 12 May has reportedly been resolved after Legislative Assembly Speaker Passang D Sona’s intervention.

Sona, who is also a local MLA of Shi-Yomi, reportedly requested Chief Minister Pema Khandu to address the issue after controversy erupted in the district following the recalling of the vacancies by the DC.

Updating on social media, Sona said, “The matter of advertisement of 10 posts of LDC for Shi-Yomi district by APSSB and the subsequent withdrawal of the same has been already been taken up by the government of Arunachal Pradesh proactively.”

The confusion has been sorted out and the posts will be advertised soon after completion of mandatory formalities, Sona added.

He expressed gratitude to the CM and his council of ministers for sorting out the issue, and

appealed to the aspirants to have patience.

The Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board (APSSB) had in an advertisement issued on 10 May declared 10 posts of lower divisional clerks under the district’s quota. Subsequently, Shi-Yomi DC Mito Dirchi wrote a letter to the APSSB secretary on 12 May, stating that the requisition of vacancies (under the direct recruitment quota of the district) had been sent mistakenly, and requested the APSSB secretary to “treat the vacancies of Shi-Yomi as nil.”

Accordingly, the APSSB issued a last-minute corrigendum on 18 May, declaring the notified vacancies against Shi-Yomi as nil.