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Mizoram govt in a fix over recruitment

Written by: Staff

Aizawl, May 10 (UNI) The Mizoram government is in a fix over the recruitment of employees, who were not registered in the Employment Exchange.

Last month, the Taxation department had occupied headlines over the recruitment of 49 employees about which the Employment Exchange was not informed.

After the media highlighted the matter, the exchange finally informed the Joint Tax Commissioner that what the department had done was in contravention of the Employment Exchange (Compulsory Notification of Vacancy) Act 1959.

A recent letter by District Employment Officer Lalmalsawma brought to the Joint Commissioner's notice that the department's recent recruitments, under various categories, was violating the 1959 Act, which can invoke penalties.

''As per the provision of the Employment Exchange (CNV) Act 1959 section 3(1)(C), each and every employer is under obligation to notify all the vacancies to the employment exchange irrespective of nature and duration, if it is more than three months,'' the letter said.

The Taxation department, which is yet to make any clarification as demanded in the letter, was in turmoil because of the letter becoming public.

Meanwhile, a newly launched weekly magazine, Zoram Today, has moved court with a Public Interest Litigation against the state government over recruitment of employees in various state departments.

The PIL stated that 891 employees had been recruited under the MNF government which did not go through the employment exchange.

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