While 30,000 youths in the peninsula have applied for and waiting for employment, Southern youths are being appointed secretly as minor staff in the District Secretariat and Divisional Secretariats in the peninsula, it is pointed out.
The Local Government Ministry can give appointment to minor staff grades with GCE(OL) qualifications to vacancies that exist in the District and Divisional Secretariats.
It is usual that these appointments are granted to residents of the respective areas. If the vacancies exist for a long time, the District Secretary, with the approval LG Ministry could appoint people temporarily on a daily pay basis. A few have been appointed in this way here in the past.
In this context, appointments are being made to these posts secretly and directly from the south, not taking into consideration the temporary employees or unemployed youth. Thus, one each had been appointed to Maruthankerny DS and Jaffna District Secretariat.
It is notable that although, several factions pointed out this then no action was taken to date.