IMPHAL, January 25 (NNN): All Manipur Tribal Union (AMTU) after a thread bare discussion today at the residence of Tongpu Kipgen its advisor, who is also the president of All Manipur Tribal Chiefs Forum, decided to support All Tribal Students Union Manipur (ATSUM) on its chater of demands to the government of Manipur.
“As we found the chater of demands genuine by going through the list and also analysed them to be impactually related to tribal socio-economy and development, we decided to stand by ATSUM,” Romeo Bungdon who is the general secretary of AMTU stated.
AMTU then pointed out that the tribal population in Manipur has increased very much, as such even 38% of job reservation in feasible thereof.
“It is regretted that such constitutional privilege had been denied for so long by Manipur government and we dare to name it anachronism,” it stated.
On Friday, ATSUM-Tombing group had expressed its resentment regarding the piecemeal recruitment drive in the state government departments and cancellation of recruitment process in the Manipur Legislative Assembly Secretariat.
On November 25 last year, chief minister O Ibobi Singh had assured the tribal students` body to fill up all the backlog posts in every department by a special recruitment drive for Scheduled Tribes (ST) and that every department in the state government is expected to be responsive in every respect to poise an equilibrium in reservation policy and its implementation. However, the Manipur Legislative Assembly Secretariat had issued recruitment notification dated Imphal, January 16, 2014 inviting application from the intending candidates for appointment to various categories of post in contrast with the assurance of filling up backlog posts in every department by a special recruitment drive for ST.