DIMAPUR, APRIL 14 (MExN): The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has called for a boycott of the Combined Recruitment Examination (CSRE) 2022 personal interviews scheduled for April 17 and 18; and are also resorting to other forms of democratic agitation until the demand to reduce the marks for the viva-voce component in the Nagaland Staff Selection Board (NSSB) from the proposed 12.5% to 5% of the total marks is met.
A press release from NSF stated that the sincerity and integrity of the board members is in no way called into question by this request and that the request is solely to further the interests of applicants seeking a free and fair recruitment process.
The NSF said that the rationale given by the board that the allotment of 12.5 % of the total marks cannot be rolled over due to the provisions contained in the Nagaland Staff Selection Board Ordinance 2022 is misleading as the regular reading of section 45 (10) deals only with the maximum limit of marks that can be awarded to personal and that the regulation makes absolutely no mention of the minimum threshold.
Despite this legitimate request of the Federation in the interest of the student and youth community, which is yet to be resolved, the NSSB has on April 12 announced the schedule for the personal interview of the candidates shortlisted for the Combined Staff Recruitment Examination 2022, the federation said.
The NSF has asked all candidates who have qualified for the Viva-Voce to “refrain from reporting the same”. He also appealed to the public, federating units and NSF subordinate bodies to extend their cooperation in case the federation resorted to any form of democratic agitation.