Kaso inaugurates REILA, claims era of buying govt jobs has ended

ITANAGAR, 10 Feb: Itanagar MLA Techi Kaso said that the era of people buying government jobs has ended and the students have to be prepared to face competition in the job market.

After declaring open the annual Recreation, Entertainment and Information & Literary Activities (REILA) programme of the Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic (RGGP) here on Friday, Kaso, referring to the APPSCCE paper leak scam, said that “the parents who bought jobs and the children who got jobs illegally have been arrested together by the police.”

“Now it should be clear to everyone that buying and selling of government jobs is over. Students should learn to compete for jobs with others,” said Kaso.

He expressed happiness upon learning that the state government is planning to upgrade the RGGP to a degree college.

“This will help the deserving candidates to pursue degree courses here in our own state, and will reduce the expenses of going outside the state. I hope degree courses will be started at the earliest,” he said.

In response to a memorandum submitted by the student community of the RGGP, the MLA assured to take up with the government the request for construction of a boundary wall, repairing and maintenance of the hostels, classrooms and the campus, repairing of the campus roads, etc.

IMC Corporator Gora Tallang, who also attended the function, motivated the students to “learn properly to earn and help the parents, family and community for all-round development of the area, the district and the state.”

He also asked the students to “respect elders and teachers, treat teachers as gods, and maintain discipline to become fine gentleman and ladies to serve the society.”

RGGP Principal Taba Tath informed that trespassing due to lack of proper boundary wall is emerging as the biggest concern for the institute. “The lack of a boundary wall is a security threat and there have been so many instances of outsiders abusing our staffers,” said Tath.

He said also that encroachment is a major threat for the RGGP and many outsiders are illegally living near the campus.

He expressed hope that the state government would consider the appeal of the students and have a boundary wall constructed at the earliest.

He also dwelt on the achievements of the RGGP. “Our institute is considered to be one of the best in the entire NE region and has the potential to grow bigger and better,” he said.

A ‘mega dance’ was performed by the students on the occasion.

The students have been divided into four houses. The weeklong REILA will witness students competing in the fields of sports, entertainment, recreation, literature, etc.