Rebutting the allegations of manipulation and favouritism, the lawyer of Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation (BBSC) submitted to Trongsa dzongkhag court that the candidate dropped names when the selection procedure was ongoing.
During the hearing conducted on September 12, the lawyer also submitted that the plaintiff, after realising that he erred by dropping a name, visited BBSC’s human resource division office with his friend to apologise.
She said that he was not recruited based on section 7c of the Recruitment and Selection Regulation 2012 of labour ministry.
The defendant also submitted that the allegation against three staff of BBSC for forcing the plaintiff’s friends to sign statement is also baseless. “He should prove how we forced his friend,” the lawyer said.
She also submitted that although the plaintiff has lodged the complaint to Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), the commission dropped the case based on the documents BBSC submitted.
The defendant submitted that as per the corporation’s procedure, the result for the written and audition was not uploaded on the website but only the names of the shortlisted candidates for viva exam. “The plaintiff misunderstood the shortlisted list on the website as the result and misinforming the public.”
She claimed that no one told the plaintiff that he was the standby candidate, but according to the marks he scored in the interviews, he stood third. “He stood first in written and fourth in audition and secured third after adding both results.”
The lawyer submitted that the candidate was allowed to crosscheck his results after he requested the managing director.
Meanwhile, the evidence hearing is scheduled on October 3.
Nim Dorji | Trongsa