Express press service
TENKASI: Years pass and SC Community Government job applicants, who are preparing for Tamil Nadu Civil Service Commission (Group I) competition, have no choice but to fend for themselves as State Adi Dravidar Housing and Development Corporation. (TAHDCO) would have delayed the payment of the financial assistance.
One aspirant, S Mohan (name changed), said that TAHDCO has been disbursing Rs 50,000 to aspirants who take the Group I preliminary exams to purchase study materials for the main exams since FY 2013-14.
“However, the company is creating undue delays in disbursing funds to recipients. I applied for the financial aid after passing the Group I preliminary examination in 2018. However, even after four years, I did Since I was unable to pass my main exam due to lack of study materials, I joined a private pharmacy company,” he said.
Another job candidate, P Thilagavathi from Aruppukottai in Virudhunagar district, said that although she passed her preliminary exam in 2019, she is yet to receive the financial aid due to her.
After Thilagavathi submitted a grievance petition to the Department of Mudhalvarin Mugavari online, the District Manager’s Office, TAHDCO, Virudhunagar responded that financial aid was only given to people who had applied till the end. 2016-17 fiscal year and that she would get the fund based on the seniority list.
When contacted, District Manager/Deputy Collector, TAHDCO in Tirunelveli J Vijaya said that the district offices themselves have not received the funds for job aspirants from the SC community these last years. “We have learned that the program has been temporarily suspended. The district officials plan to discuss this with the general manager of TAHDCO. However, I have not received any request under this program from the districts of Tirunelveli and Tenkasi for for a year,” she added.