Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com. Gakul Borah, Treasurer (CHQ), met Ms. Smita Luthra, yesterday, the 14th May, 2018, and discussed at length about the abysmally poor results in the 50% JE LICE held on 28.01.2018. The union representatives informed the GM (Rectt.) that out of total 1800 candidates for 9,145 vacancies only 95 candidates qualified, which is only 1% of the total vacancies. Most of the candidates were originally recruited in the Group ‘D’ cadres and mostly of non-science streams. The standard of the examination was conceived in such a way that most of the vacancies should remain unfilled. The representatives further pointed out that the union has already demanded for relaxation in qualifying marks as it was given in 2009 for the Direct Recruitment of TTA Exam for 2008, where most of the candidates were B-Tech or higher qualifications. A relaxation of 10% of marks in each of the individual parts subject to minimum qualifying marks of 15% was allowed to all the candidates who have appeared DR TTA examination 2008. Therefore, the Management should provide relaxation in qualifying marks for the departmental candidates to tide over the acute shortage, the representatives stressed. The GM (Rectt.) heard patiently the argument of the Union representatives and assured to look into the matter.