KHNAM demands suspension of recruitment sans roster system

April 12, 2023 by MT Bureau

The Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) said discussing the roster system in the Cabinet alone will not solve or bring light to the problem even as it demanded putting on hold all job recruitments till a proper roster system is in place.

The statement came a day after Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong had informed that the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government will soon discuss and take a call on the issue related to the roster system in the upcoming meeting of the state Cabinet.

Tynsong had also informed that the government may also discuss the issue in the MDA meeting and all-party meeting.

In a statement, KHNAM vice president Thomas Passah said that the statement made by the Deputy Chief Minister on the roster system does not sound promising.

“We would like to state that discussing the roster system in the Cabinet alone will not solve or bring light to the problems. The hopeful steps the government is planning to take on the issue, which includes, Cabinet meeting, meeting with the MDA partners, All party meeting etc as stated by the Deputy CM seems to be time buying tactic on one hand while on the other hand recruitment process of various Departments is being speed up to capitalize on the current and illegal roster system to help one section of the community,” he stated.

“Lately, we have seen that there are lots of advertisements floated for recruitment in various departments in the government, there have been instances also where vacancies have been readvertised as per quota made through the roster system, wherein more seats have been allotted to Garos and fewer seats to the Khasi Jaintia community,” Passah alleged.

Demanding the government to put on hold all recruitment processes, the KHNAM leader said, “Therefore, if the Government is serious, we demand that all recruitment be put on hold, till a proper and legal roster system is in place.”