NTUCT condemns Police Department inaction on ‘backdoor appointments’

DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 28 (MExN): The Naga Tribal Union Chumoukedima Town (NTUCT) has expressed dismay at the lackadaisical attitude by the Nagaland Government on the demand for cancellation of "backdoor appointment" and withholding training for the recent "backdoor appointees." 

A press release from NTUCT President, Lhousito Khro and General Secretary, Longshi Lotha said that against the backdrop of the “rampant backdoor appointment in the Nagaland Police department,” the union had demanded for immediate cancellation of back door appointment order and withhold the training which has been going on the districts unit battalion headquarter till fair and fresh open recruitment is conducted. 

The NTUCT said that despite numerous appeals made to the Government, “it is brought to our knowledge that the department has been conducting trainings as refreshers course to the newly recruited police personnel, which is normally imparted to those who are already in service.”

The union further said that the mandatory period of training for any newly recruited police personnel is not less than 9 months. It added that “maintenance of Law and order, peace and security in the state if handled by un-qualified jawans lacking of complete training is a big threat for public safety.” 

The union therefore stated that “any consequences arising thereof shall be fully born by the police department.” 

While expressing dismay over the apathy shown by the government on the union’s demand, the NTUCT condemned “the audacity of the department for the rampant back door appointment and corruption.” 

It reminded the Nagaland Director General of Police (DGP) to empathise with the “genuine deserving educated unemployed Naga youths and ensure equality of appointment as enshrined in the fundamental rights under Article 16 of the Indian Constitution.” 

The NTUCT appealed to the DGP to come out clear with the action taken against the “illegal back door appointment numbering 934 recruited without the process of the open recruitment procedure.”