23rd Sep 2023 11:09:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter 

ITANAGAR, Sep 23: Taking a firm stand in response to the alleged lackadaisical attitude of the Indian Postal Department, the Joint Action Committee for Postal Department Fiasco (JACPDF) on Saturday locked the doors of the  Post Office Itanagar.
The Committee which comprises about 12 civil society organizations, took the step in a bid to halt the online selection process for 2,596 vacant positions within the postal department.
These organizations have been alleging that the 2,596 Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS) posts and 866 branch post offices, specifically intended for the locals of the state, are being filled by non-APSTs (Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribes) despite these positions being designated for the state quota.
Chairman of JACPDF, Kipa Kanam, stated that the Committee had consistently appealed to the government and the postal department to rectify the procedural flaws. Despite submitting multiple representations, their requests have largely gone unanswered.
"The JACPDF had previously informed the government about the anomalies in the selection process and had given a 15-day ultimatum, urging the authorities to take corrective action. Unfortunately, the government did not respond to our demands within the stipulated 15-day period. As a result, the committee initiated a non-cooperation movement," he explained. Kanam emphasized that this action represents only the initial phase of their campaign.
"The civil disobedience movement will continue until our demands are satisfactorily addressed," he asserted while urging the government and the postal department to listen to their concerns.
Kanam also cautioned that further democratic measures might be taken if their demands continue to be ignored.
Additionally, the JACPDF has expressed its intention to conduct district-wise tours to promote the movement at the grassroots level.

Kenter Joya Riba

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