Sreeja's long wait for a Govt job taken away by someone with forged documents
Mallappally: Kottangal native S Sreeja has become desperate as the long awaited government job evaded her. Her only hope in the impoverished life was to study and obtain a government job. Thus, even after marriage and her busy household work, she managed to find time to attend the examination. Now she is 41 and has surpassed the age limit of PSC. Both her families feel disgusted for giving false hopes to Sreeja.
Sreeja had attended the examination for Assistant Salesman in Civil Supplies Corporation of Kottayam on August 27, 2016. When the rank list was published on May 30, 2018, she obtained a rank of 233. Till August 4, 2021, the person preceding her rank secured appointment. She contacted the PSC office of Kottayam daily to enquire about her appointment.
Finally, she was informed that those in the rank list up to 268 will be given jobs. From then on, she eagerly waits for the postman looking for the cover with a IGS stamp. When she searched the PSC website, she found that the person with 233 rank (namely Sreeja) had relinquished the post as she has a government job in another department. On enquiry, the officials said the documents of a notary that was certified by a gazetted officer has been submitted to the PSC office to relinquish the job. When she denied it and asked for the certificates that was submitted to the office, the officials neglected her demand.
On the same day, she complained to the PSC officer in Kottayam. But they did not respond even after a week. This prompted her to register a complaint to the office of District police chief on Saturday.
Sreeja’s husband is a coolie worker. Her father-in- law and mother-in- law, cancer patients are not keeping good health. She has two school going children. Sreeja’s father and mother live by relying on the rural employment guarantee programme. The family has no resources to take up the case. Hence they have pinned their hope on the government. The PSC Vigilance department has decided to initiate a probe on Sreeja’s case.