Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee Vice President, Naresh Chauhan on Thursday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state is under scanner for hurriedly carrying out the notifications on appointment of Chairperson and three members of Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) last evening, scheduling the oath ceremony hastily at 8.30 am today and then postponing it without citing any reason.
Talking to media persons here, Naresh Chauhan asked the Chief Minister to come clear on the appointments and then postponement of the oath ceremony. “The government decision in this regard has raised doubts. Chief Minister, Jai Ram Thakur must clarify to the people of Himachal that what prompted the government to go about these appointments in a prestigious institution of HPPC in such a fishy manner,” he said.
Naresh Chauhan said the Chief Minister had recently stated that the state government will go for massive recruitments in the coming month. “This is election year and most of the recruitments are to be made through HPPSC. Does it mean that the present government wanted to give appointments in HPPSC to its favourites so that people of a particular political ideology could be given jobs?” he questioned.
Chauhan said the BJP government is already in the dock for irregularities in various recruitments, whether it was in Police department or any other department and inquiries were also ordered. “Everything raises doubt about the functioning of the government in Himachal Pradesh,” he said
He said the HPPSC is a prestigious institution and it was established to ensure that recruitments are done in free and fair manner. “The institution should be kept clean of all the charges. The appointments in HPPSC should be fair and people’s faith on the institution should be restored,” he said, asking the Chief Minister that what grounds and merit, the appointment of Chairperson and three members of the Commission were made and what procedures were followed. https://www.tatkalsamachar.com/himachal-pradesh-vote/
He said the Congress party has information about some Supreme Court orders about the guidelines process to be adopted for appointments in HPPSC on merit. “Let CM tell what are the real reasons behind the whole issue as it relates to faith of people,” he said.
The Congress leader said Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks much against corruption. “It is a good opportunity for Prime Minister Modi to intervene in the matter and ensure that Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission does not become a ground for corruption as all the recruitments in coming months are to be made through this institution,” he said.
He said there is a big question mark on the Chief Minister’s decision to adjust a favourite, who was already a member for five years and now elevated as Chairperson for six more years.