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Corruption and injustice in Naga society concerns CGBU

Supports NTUCT demand for ‘fresh police recruitment and training’

Dimapur, February 14 (MExN): The Chakhroma GBs Union (CGBU) has endorsed the stand of the Naga Tribals Union Chümoukedima Town (NTUCT) on “fresh police recruitment and training.” 

“Illegal appointment and case of gross corruption in the present recruitment and appointment is evident and we cannot allow such malpractices to continue in our society,” the CGBU stated in a press release adding that the Union will “stand with the NTUCT in their fight against the illegal appointments in the Police department.”

The Union in the press release issued by its, President, Rokovitso Kuotsu and Secretary, Thepfükuo Nagipointed out that “A total number of 1200 being selected to undergo training at Police Training School (PTS) and Nagaland Armed Police Training Centre (NAPTC) while only 208 candidates were recruited through open recruitment is a mathematical marvel and the Government ought to give satisfactory explanations as to how and when the other 992 candidates were selected.”

CGBU alleged that “this is not the first instance where the appointments in the Police department has raised serious doubts, as the department seems to be seriously plagued with the evil practice of backdoor appointment, and this evil has to be rooted out with all earnestness.” It stated that too many deserving youth are being deprived of the opportunity due to rampant political and backdoor appointments and “time has come for our people to stand up together to put an end to this menace.”

The CGBU also claimed that it is aware of certain concerns being raised by people about candidates who could not even get through in the physical or written test are also selected. “If this is true, it amounts to serious injustice meted out to those candidates who deserve but were not selected as they do not have political connections,” it stated. 

Stating that the Union is seriously concerned to see the reckless practice of corruption and injustice prevalent in our society, CGBU said, “We fear that if the trend continues, there will come a time when the society particularly the youth will have to rise with extreme measures to fight for survival. As such if the government is serious about a just and equitable society as often claimed, it is the right time now to check the corrupt and unjust practices prevalent within the various departments.”

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