Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: The State Government should clear the backlog of vacancies earmarked for the Scheduled Castes, Puthiya Tamizhagam founder K. Krishnasamy has demanded.

Referring to the ongoing recruitment of college teachers, Dr. Krishnasamy told reporters here on Wednesday that the previous Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam regime had agreed to fill the backlog of vacancies of college teachers by deciding to recruit 695 SC candidates.

In 1999, a government order was issued for recruitment of 100 teachers.

After the change of regime in 2001, the decision to fill the backlog was not implemented. At least now, the DMK Government should implement its decision.

Dr. Krishnasamy said he had given a representation in this regard to the Chief Minister during an all-party meeting convened on the Mullaperiyar issue recently. It was understood that a panel of officials had been constituted to go into the issue.

Recalling that the previous decision was based on a White Paper prepared in the late 1990s, Dr. Krishnasamy said the recent reported move would only lead to delay.

To highlight the party's demand, a demonstration would be held on December 6 before the Teachers' Recruitment Board.

He alleged that the SC woman president of the Kayathar panchayat union was being not allowed to carry out her functions.