Tourism Minister Sushanta Chowdhury Tuesday said the cabinet has decided to make the Permanent Residents of Tripura Certificate (PRTC) mandatory for all direct recruitments for state government jobs.
“If we don’t get any suitable candidate for any post, we shall give relaxation in PRTC for the applicants outside Tripura,” Chowdhury told media persons at the Civil Secretariat in Agartala.
Direct recruitments take place when respective departments directly fill up the vacancies.
Last month, the Opposition Congress demanded that the PRTC and the knowledge of Bengali or Kokborok be made compulsory for the candidates of exams conducted by the Tripura Public Service Commission (TPSC).
On May 29, Congress MLA Sudip Roy Barman wrote a letter to the TPSC chairman, stating: “I would like to point out the gross irregularity in your Advt. No.18/2022 for recruitment to the post of Agriculture Officer, TAFS, Gr-1, Group B, Gazetted under the department of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Govt. of Tripura in the scale of Pay of Rs. 10,230-34,800/- with GP Rs. 4,800/- and pay level 13 of Tripura State Pay Matrix, 2018. I am amused by the fact that the provision of PRTC with knowledge of Bengali or Kokborok has not been provided/published as an eligibility criterion… I hope that you would be kind enough to bring in a correction and ensure that the criterion as mentioned in the subject above be made… mandatory provision in all future exams conducted by TPSC.”
Asked about the state’s decision on giving more powers to Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), Chowdhury said the Centre would take a call.
Meanwhile, he also said that the state has decided to procure 35,000 metric tonne of paddy in the Kharif season. For this, the state will have to spend Rs 85.64 crore.
He further said that the state government has procured 1.71 lakh metric tonne paddy since 2018. For this, the state spent Rs 327 crore.