11 Mar, Gangtok : Lack of employment opportunities for nurses in the state allege former Sikkim TMC General Secretary T.W. Lepcha
12 Mar, Gangtok:
Former Sikkim Pradesh TMC General Secretary Tshering Wangchuk Lepcha has expressed his annoyance and frustration on the lack of employment opportunities for nurses in Sikkim and alleged that the situation had forced them to hunt for employment opportunities elsewhere outside the state.
“Most of the aspiring nurses from Sikkim are getting regular jobs in West Bengal in areas like Malda, Jalpaiguri, Islampur, Murshidabad etc. Our skilled human resource is draining outside our home soil due to lack of opportunity,” Lepcha stated in his press release.
He further criticized the State Government for maintaining a procrastination attitude and for complete mismanagement in the employment sector.
In the year 2012, SPSC created 32 job vacancies for staff nurses and the youths had to pay Rs. 100 to apply for the same to which the interview was not conducted. The same post was carried forward and advertised on August 10, 2015 and the last date to submit the forms were declared on September 2015 and it’s been more than 2 years already but exams are still kept at bay. Nearly 1100 educated unemployed youths had applied for the post. This exam was never conducted, the release alleged.
“It’s really annoying to see our capable daughters and sisters after studying rigorously for many years have to go outside the state to look for regular govt. jobs in the health sector when their services as a nurse, a noble profession, could have healed many in our homeland,” asserts Lepcha in the release