Alappuzha: CPM district secretary R Nazar has been receiving flak over appointment of his son in Government Servants’ Cooperative Bank. Though his son’s appointment was based on written test, the allegations are levelled linking it with Nazar’s wife appointment and over the rationale of appointing two employees from the same family at a time.
Interestingly, the allegations against the secretary comes at a time when party appointments are becoming a hot topic of discussion in CPM party conferences.
Earlier, a controversy had erupted over the reappointment of Nazar’s wife in Coirfed. After retirement, Nazar’s wife was appointed as a personal secretary. This was against the cooperative sector mandate which says that retired person should not be reappointed. Also, Nazar's son was appointed to a post in Government Servants’ Cooperative bank that is usually given for the individuals who are from very poor background.
The employee unions like KSTA, KGOA and NGO union have an upper hand in Government Servants’ Cooperative Bank. However, overcoming all these factors Nazar’s son applied for the post and wrote the exam. He got the appointment too.
Meanwhile, Nazar maintained that there is no violation of mandates in his son’s appointment. “He got appointment along with four others. He cleared the exam. Is being a son of district secretary a crime? Despite being a degree holder, this a small job he got. There is no violation of mandates,” he said.
Notably, when party initiates appointments, priority is given to full-time party members and dependants of martyrs and individuals jailed for taking part in protests.