Port Blair, Feb 06: The Deputy Director (Malaria), Directorate of Health Services has circulated a memo on 29/01/2019 among the probable workers for appearing before the Interview Board at 3.00 pm on 13/01/2019, under the zone of consideration for promotion to the post of Malaria Inspector, and list of 9 names i.e. Karunanithi (Insect Collector), Nabore (Surveillance Worker), Robert (SW), Krsihna Das (SW), Sabbir Mehmood (SW), T.A. Hunais (SW), N. Abdul Gafoor (SW), R. Sekhar (SW), and P. Zubair (SW) were proposed for the same in that memo, but some proposed names in the year 2017 was removed, reasons best known the Directorate of Health.
The names of 6 who are already in 2017 proposed list were removed from the latest one are Gauranga Biswas (Insect Collector), Amjad Khan (SW), Prem Kumar (SW), Shabir Mehmood (SW), Raghu Ram (SW), Dipankar Das (SW).
As per reliable sources, it is come to the notice that, the workers will have to face ten questions and if any answered four correct out of ten will be declared as selected for promotion or elevated to the post of Malaria Inspector by the interview board. The educational qualification for the post of Malaria/ Filaria Inspector as per RR 04/06/2013 is 12 pass with Science Stream from recognized board/ institute is essential, and degree from any recognized university/ college is desirable.
In case of recruitment by promotion/ deputation/ absorption, grades from which promotion, deputation/ absorption is to be made, as per Ministry of DoPT, New Delhi Office Memorandum issued on 09/10/2015 and again on 13/04/2017 says that the interview for junior level post has remain discontinued for any mode of appointment i.e. Promotion, Deputation, Direct Recruitment etc. up to the level of Group B.
But, as per Extraordinary Amendment Notification of A&N Administration dated 03/12/2015 made by the Lieutenant Governor (Administrator), A&N Islands to the A&N Administration (Group 'C' Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial) post of "Malaria/ Filaria Inspector" in the Directorate of Health Services, RR - 2013.
Accordingly, from amongst Insect Collector in the PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 plus Grade Pay of Rs.1900 with 8 (Eight) years regular service in the grade working in the NVBDCP, failing which; from amongst Surveillance Workers in the PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 plus Grade Pay of Rs.1800 having 11 (Eleven) years regular service in the grade working in the NVBDCP, and in note it is further says, the Insect Collector/ Surveillance Worker should have 10th pass certificate for consideration for promotion.
However, prominent citizens says, it looks like manipulation in the RR which hints an absolute unlawful and unjust especially in the wake of Government of India's stand for rooting out the corruption by any means in the offices of Government of India.
The State President, All India Hindustan Congress Party in his letter to the Chief Secretary on 12/12/2018 also requested to take cognizance suitably and direct the concerned authority to re-examine RRs of MI/FI and necessary amendment.
Hence, people demands a review in selection process of Insect Inspector/ Surveillance Worker for the post of Malaria/ Filaria Inspector by DPC and hold the interview of 13/01/2019.