Bhopal: Deputy Speaker Rajendra Singh alleges back door recruitment in assembly

Bhopal: Deputy Speaker of Vidhan Sabha, Rajendra Singh, has leveled serious allegations over recruitment of class III staff in Vidhan Sabha. Singh in his letter to Assembly Speaker Sitasharan Sharma, demanded statutory and transparent investigations into the matter.

Singh has alleged that no advertisement was published for recruitment against the vacant posts of class III employees. He alleged that the recruitment process was not conducted through Vyapam but in a secretive manner.

Singh claimed that no information was given to all employment offices across the state. No advertisement was published in Rozgar Aur Nirman for the recruitment. According to Singh, the recruitment process was tarnishing the image of the legislature. He said such types of recruitment would develop resentment in youths. A complaint with Lokayukta may be filed which would damage the image of Vidhan Sabha.

Recruitment on 30 posts of class III employees in Vidhan Sabha was being done. No advertisement was given for the same. Principal Secretary, Vidhan Sabha, AP Singh has refuted any irregularity in recruitment. Singh said names of candidates were invited from employment offices across the state. There would by a written test and interview for recruitment. Singh said maximum weightage had been given to written test. Singh refused to comment on the letter of deputy speaker. He said full transparency was maintained in recruitment.

The recruitments in Vidhan Sabha had triggered controversies in the past too. A first information report (FIR) was lodged by Vidhan Sabha secretariat against former Vidhan Sabha president Shriniwas Tiwari and former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh, for alleged irregularities in recruitment during Tiwari’s tenure.

When BJP came to power, it also initiated probe into the recruitments made in Vidhan Sabha during Tiwari’s tenure. It is first time during Sharma’s tenure as Vidhan Sabha speaker, when irregularities in recruitment have been raised. This time, deputy speaker of the Vidhan Sabha has raised the issue.

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