Two years after a man lodged a complaint against the Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation (BBS) for manipulating interview result and unfair recruitment, Trongsa dzongkhag court ordered BBS to recruit the man as a Dzongkha producer/anchor from July 1.

The plaintiff filed the case against BBS on June 12, 2019 after BBS declared the final result of the selected candidate for the post of Dzongkha producer/anchor on April 26 that year.

Plaintiff alleged BBS for manipulating the result and not giving the job to him when was on standby after the selected candidate withdrew when he was found doing fraudulent practice to get the job.

BBS announced the vacancy of two slots for Dzongkha anchor and producer on April 4, 2019, and he stood first both in written and audition test. “However, when the result was declared, he was put in the fifth position in the audition test.”

BBS management, through their lawyer, defended that the result was not manipulated and the plaintiff was not listed as standby. They also claimed that the plaintiff used fraudulent practice to get the job, which resulting in him not getting selected for the job.

The judgment stated that when the court verified, the plaintiff could not prove that his audition result was manipulated and he was not on standby.

The court also found the plaintiff did not use fraudulent practice as BBS management claimed. “BBS did not follow section 22(i) 24(D) 25 and 32 of the recruitment and selection regulation of labour ministry and section 19 of BBSC service rules.”

It stated that after one candidate withdrew, BBS, as per section 27 of the labour ministry’s recruitment and selection regulation, BBS should recruit the candidate in the third position, who is the plaintiff to the position of anchor and producer.

By Nim Dorji | Trongsa

Edited by Tashi Dema