BJP demands criminal case in animal husbandry recruitment scam

PTI, PANAJI | 30 August 2012 21:54 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Goa today urged its own government to file a case with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), in connection with the recruitment in the state animal husbandry department by the erstwhile Digambar Kamat-led government.

BJP's Goa spokesman Dr Wilfred Mesquita alleged that vacancies were created and filled illegally prior to the recent state legislative assembly election by former the government to consolidate its vote bank.

The party leaders today met Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and requested that the ACB should be asked to inquire into the recruitments, keeping in mind the forthcoming legislative assembly election.

"There are total 15 bulls in two farms owned by the department who are looked after by 100 attendants.

The government created 74 additional posts, which were not required at all," Mesquita added. The entire selection process is irregular and manipulated, he alleged.

Pointing out to documents submitted by candidates, Mesquita said that although they had given residential addresses from across Goa, the majority of them had procured residence certificates from only a particular taluka.

He also claimed that jobs were created without assessment by the work study unit of the Administrative Reforms Department (ARD).

"They also circumvented the mandatory medical test required during recruitments," he said.

The party also alleged that the written examination papers for posts of lower division clerks were leaked to a few 'selected' students.

"The papers were tough, but few selected students managed to write the right answers," he alleged.

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