Remarks of ruling party functionaries at a government function on Saturday indicated that the transparent recruitment procedure of the district administration for 663 noon meal scheme posts has not gone well with everybody.

Agri S.S. Krishnamurthi, former Minister and AIADMK MLA, in his speech made at Jawadu Hill summer festival said, “In support of the good governance given by Amma, the district administration should change its ways according to her thoughts. Otherwise Amma will change it.”

However in an indirect rebuttal, Information Technology Minister Mukkur N. Subramanian said, “Appointments to the posts were done by district administration genuinely, without any interference, as per the guidelines of the Chief Minister.” Collector Vijay Pingale designed a centralised interview method and kept touts out.