Guwahati, Dec 24: Taking serious note of the alleged mismanagement of job fairs held across various districts in the state, Assam government today placed two top Employment Department officials under suspension.
State skill, employment and entrepreneurship minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, issued a directive today, placing T. Doungel, joint director, Employment, and Lipika Datta, assistant director of Employment, district employment exchange, Guwahati, under suspension for "improper planning, mismanagement and gross negligence of duty."
The move comes in the wake of media reports of mismanagement of job fairs across the districts of Assam yesterday.
The job mela has been held across districts under the aegis of the Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship Department. It is scheduled to conclude on December 28.
Reacting to questions posed by mediapersons, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that he had told the state skill, employment and entrepreneurship minister that advertisements should have been placed in newspapers informing aspirants about the fair and that the jobs were related to private companies and not in government departments.
“The job mela could have been held in virtual mode. Such mismanagement and improper planning is certainly uncalled for and unfair to the several job aspirants who had come to the employment exchange. I have directed the minister to take requisite action against the officials who were responsible for such mismanagement,” Sarma said.