Loses job opportunity due to postal department’s ‘laxity’
By Express News Service - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
14th January 2013 11:13 AM
A young postgraduate in geology hailing from Varkala has lost a golden opportunity to get a job in Tamil Nadu allegedly due to the laxity of the Postal Department officials.
R S Sharika of Pulimootil House, Cherukunnam, Varkala, had stood first in the written examination conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission for appointment to the post of Assistant Geologist. The interview was scheduled for 8.30 a m on January 10 in Chennai.
“But the registered post intimating her of the interview date and time was handed over at her home in Varkala only at 3.30 p m on the day of the interview,” Sharika’s father Perumon Mohanachandran said.
The family has now taken up the issue with the Postal Department and also the Tamil Nadu PSC.
“My daughter has lost a golden opportunity. When I approached the Varkala post office, I found that the post had arrived on January 7, but it was delivered to us only on January 10 evening,” Mohanachandran said.
At the post office, he found that it was written that though the postman had come to his home with the letter, he had left after finding the ‘door closed’.
“But this is not true. There were people at my home at all times,” Mohanachandran said. Sharika did her BSc in Geology from SN College, Varkala and MSc Geology from the Madras University. She also holds a diploma in GIS from the College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram.
“Now, she has gone all the way to Chennai to meet the PSC officials to see if anything can be done,” Sharika’s father said. Her family hopes that since she stood first in the written part of the interview, she might get some concession.
“She met the PSC Chairman there who gave us a sliver of hope.
“He said that they will look into the issue,” Mohanachandran said.
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