MMSA rejects Commission of Inquiry report

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Shillong, Dec 17: The Meghalaya Medical Services Association (MMSA) has rejected the Commission of Inquiry's report regarding the nomination of sponsorship of Dr Reena Konsam for post-graduate studies at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal.

In a letter to the Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Department, the apex medical body said during the course of inquiry, the association had raised objections against sponsoring Dr Konsam.

According to the MMSA, the seat was reserved for the Scheduled Tribes candidates of Meghalaya. Dr Konsam, not being a Scheduled Tribe candidate from Meghalaya, could not have been sponsored for the seat.

''The upper age limit for a candidate required to be recruited to the Meghalaya Health Services is 29 years, inscribed both in the Service Rules as well as in the relevant Meghalaya Public Service Commission (MPSC) advertisement. Dr Konsam was admitted when she was 29 years 10 months at the time of filing of the application,'' the MMSA said.

The MMSA further said Dr Konsam did not have the pre-requisite qualification of three years regular service in the Meghalaya Health Services.

''In view of the glaring illegalities, inconsistencies and legally untenable findings recorded in the Commission of Inquiry, the association disapproves the report and urges the state government to reject the report, both in the interest of justice as well as for larger public interest,'' the MMSA added.


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