Guwahati: Alleging discrepancies in the recruitment process, the Naga Tribal Union Chümoukedima Town (NTUCT) has decided to prevent the training of the fresh police recruits at the Police Training School (PTS) and Nagaland Armed Police Training Centre (NAPTC) scheduled from Friday.
Meanwhile, Kohima Police has postponed the training plan citing “incomplete arrangement of barracks and other training infrastructure”. However, it has asked the recruits to be kept ready for “reporting to the training centre at short notice.”
A total of 1,200 candidates were selected.
In a statement, NTUCT said that except the 208 candidates who were selected through an open recruitment held on November 15, 16 and l8 last year, no other candidates would be allowed to take part in the training.
The union sought clarification and justification with facts and figures from the concerned authorities that apart from 208 recruits, when and where were the other selected. It also demanded official references and public post advertisements issued for the same.
NTUCT clarified that it holds nothing against the selected youths, however, any backdoor appointment will not be allowed. It said that they bear no ill feelings, but stand against violation of norms and established systems.
Further, it requested the state government to put on hold the proposed training indefinitely until the confusion is settled.