The All India Youth Federation (AIYF) will lay siege to the A.P. Public Service Commission office at Hyderabad on March 18 demanding that the vacancies in various government departments be filled.

AIYF State general secretary G. Eswariah told reporters here on Wednesday that the Congress Government had failed to keep its promise that the vacancies would be filled though nearly a year had elapsed since elections. The Commission had not been conducting examinations for the 38 notifications it had issued, he alleged. He said 20 lakh youths had been waiting for the three lakh posts to be filled. To press for the recruitment process, the siege would be held along with other like-minded organisations.

Citing an example, he said though eligible candidates had been declared for the 31,000 secondary grade teacher posts in 2008 they were not issued posting orders owing to dispute over D.Ed. and B.Ed. qualifications. Alleging that four candidates had committed suicide in the interregnum, he said orders could be issued according to GOs 28 and 731 and the Supreme Court order was not a hurdle.

AIYF would celebrate the 79th martyrdom day of freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev from March 17 to 23. Competitions would be organised highlighting the spirit of sacrifice of leaders in those days and the attitudes of politicians today.

The organisation would celebrate its 19th State conference from April 27 to 29 at Guntur in which Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and social activist Aruna Roy would participate.

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