HYDERABAD: Against the backdrop of alleged suicide of an unemployed young man in Narayankhed because of non-issuance of the District Selection Committee (DSC) notification for filling vacant teacher posts, BC Welfare Association president and MLA R Krishnaiah and Congress MLC Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy on Monday wrote separate letters to chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, urging him to take immediate steps. “Its appalling that a 30-year-old young man, named M Ramakrishna, who was on fast for more than 30 days as the state government was not filling vacant teacher posts, died as his health deteriorated.
I request you to initiate measures to provide `10 lakh ex gratia to the family of Ramakrishna and also provide a suitable job to his mother,” Sudhakar Reddy requested the chief minister in his letter. Likewise in another letter, BC welfare association founder R Krishnaiah told the chief minister that due to delay in the release of DSC notification, several qualified students were agitated as they were not sure of getting government jobs. “Some of them are resorting to the extreme step of taking their own life as they are fed up with the government’s dilly-dallying tactics. So far, four unemployed youth have committed suicide because of delay in the issuance of DSC notification,” he said.