Patna, May 02 (UNI) Altogether 165 veterinary doctors today burnt their certificates to protest the Bihar government's 'reluctance' to recommend their appointment for various state departments.
These doctors had been selected through competitive examination conducted by Bihar Public Service Commission.
All veterinary doctors, under the aegis of 'Selected Veterinary Doctors Association,' observed a day-long fast at Kargil Chowk and burnt their certificates.
Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who also holds the Animal Husbandry portfolio, had recommended their cases to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in January.
The Chief Minister, instead of giving his approval, had referred the issue to the Vigilance department for a thorough inquiry, alleged Chief Spokesman of the state Congress Prem Chandra Mishra.
Mr Mishra criticised the Chief Minister for his reluctance adding when all the formalities were completed, including police verification, Mr Kumar should not have referred the matter to the Vigilance Commission.
Mr Mishra also participated in the agitational programme with the doctors.
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