IMPHAL, July 16: The SI/Jemadar and ASI selected candidates of 2010 who were marching towards the Manipur Legislative Assembly to protest against the State government’s decision to delay the issue of their appointment orders were stopped by a police team at Thangmeiband Meisnam Leikai today at around 12:30pm.
Speaking to media persons, a candidate stated that the selected candidates went to the police headquarters to collect their appointment letters after being notified that they should collect their appointment letters on July 16.
However, when the selected candidates went to the police headquarters to collect them, we found that the matter has been postponed indefinitely, he added.
Stating further that the government or the concerned department didn’t give any prior information about the indefinite postponement of issuing their appointment letters, the candidate said that the decision to further delay the issue of appointment letters was absurd.
Later, the candidates asked for an appointment to meet the Director General of Police to enquire about the reason behind the cancelation of issuing the appointment letters but they were denied the permission to meet the DGP on the ground that he was unavailable.
The Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court has in its verdict ordered the State government to issue the appointment orders. Copies of the judgment of the Chief Justice have been submitted to the Chief Minister, Home Minister, Principal Secretary (home) and the DGP. However, no action has been taken after the judgment, he said.
Urging the State government to not further delay in issuing the appointment letters and fix a particular date, he said that their agitation will continue until the government acts on their demands.
“However, we will not cause any hindrance to the general public because we will be law enforcing agents in the foreseeable future,” he said.