गुवाहाटी Guwahati: The All India RPF Association, Northeast Frontier Railway has called upon the government to cancel standing order no 85 of DG/RPF in the interests of the youths of the North East.
The association also submitted a memorandum to Central Minister Kiren Rijiju pointing out that the standing order no 85 of DG/RPF has deprived many youths of the region from making it to the posts of RPF constables and sub inspectors.
It needs to be mentioned here that provisions of the RPF Rules, 1987 prescribes minimum 165 cm height for the eligibility of a youth to be selected as a constable or sub-inspector of RPF. But the standing order no 85 of DG/RPF contrary to the RPF Rules 1987 provides for bonus marks to male and female candidates having 178 cm height and 165 cm height respectively.
“For this reason, the candidates of North East cannot compete with their counterparts from the rest of the country,” said the association alleging that youths of the region have been arbitrarily denied employment in RPF.
Calling for immediate steps to remove this discrimination against the North East, the association alleged that one Kolkata-based private firm which has been given the contract for collecting and scrutinizing recruitment forms for this year has rejected almost 25,000 forms from the region on one pretext or the other out of the 32,000 applicant.