2016 Advertisement:HC Bars Issuance Of Appointment Orders To SIs 

SRINAGAR — No appointment orders regarding the selection of 473 candidates out 482 posts of Sub Inspectors in Jammu and Kashmir Police shall be issued, The High Court has ordered.

A bench of Justice Rashid Ali Dar also issued the notice to police, seeking a detailed response to a petition, challenging the entire selection process as bad.

The court has sought response by or before the next date of hearing on February 11.

 “Further, action in pursuance of the selection process has to remain subject to the outcome of the writ petition. However, appointment orders shall not be issued till response supported by the affidavit of respondent no.1 and members of the selection committee is brought on record,” the court said. 

It has also sought all record pertaining to the selection for the perusal of the court along with record pertained to the action, if any, on receipt of complaints received from aggrieved candidates for the probe into irregularities and discrepancies.

The petition has been filed by aggrieved candidates through their counsel advocate M Y Bhat, challenging the entire selection carried out in pursuance of the advertisement notice dated 30-12-2016. Among others, the aggrieved candidates have alleged that official respondents have facilitated mass copying in centre number. 1171111 where 620 candidates have appeared out of whom 449 were shortlisted for interview wherein 185 candidates have been selected and 39 figure in waiting list. One of the other grounds for mala fides of the official respondents has been that one candidate from Kupwara has been permitted to appear in examination at Jammu though terms of advertisement notification he had to appear in examination centre in Srinagar. 

The counsel for the petitioners also submitted that advertisement notice provided for use of CCTV technology to videograpgh various stages of recruitment for maintenance of backup of the record but same has not been done. 


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