A delegation of the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) met the registrar of Mizoram University, Prof. Nundanga, and had discussion on recruitment in teaching and non-teaching posts in the university.
During the meeting, the students’ body made an appeal to the university authority to give priority to local candidates during recruitment if the essential qualifications are met by them.
The students’ body specifically requested the university that only ‘sons of the soil’ be appointed when recruitment for non-teaching posts is carried out.
The MZP submitted a letter to the vice chancellor in this regard.
The MZP has been continually striving for the welfare of the Mizo people in general and the Mizo students in particular.
Regarding the recruitment process of the university, the students’ body in its letter stated: “Mizoram University, since its inception, has time and again recruited personnel both for the teaching and non-teaching posts.”
“It may be recalled that preference is always given to the sons of the soil amongst equals in the earlier period,” the letter said.
“However, with the passage of time, more and more non-locals have been gradually appointed for various posts which has resulted in the sad situation that the preference given to the local candidates has alarmingly dwindled. The MZP view the scenario and takes serious note of it,” it added.
The MZP said they will keep a close watch on the university and if their request is being sidelined, they would not hesitate to resort to any means necessary to ensure that corrective measures are taken.