HC dismisses petitions challenging selection of Inspectors in Finance Dept

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 8: High Court has dismissed bunch of petitions challenging selection of Inspectors in the Finance Department.
After hearing counsels for both the sides, Justice Rajesh Bindal observed, “the writ petitions merely seek relief of reservation of some of the posts in the process of selection initiated pursuant to the Advertisement Notice issued in the year 2015, to safeguard the interest of the petitioners, are totally misconceived”.
“Admittedly, the petitioners were not the candidates in the selection process initiated in the year 2015. The writ petitions were filed merely seeking reservation of the posts to secure their interest in case they succeed in the writ petitions filed earlier pertaining to the selection process initiated in the year, 2013”, the High Court said while dismissing the petitions.
“We are living in the era of technology. The recruitment agencies should also use the same while carrying out recruitment process. Each of the candidates have mobile phones and most of them have computers. The applications are also required to be submitted on line. If the information regarding e-mail Id and mobile phone numbers is taken by the recruitment agencies at the time of filling of forms, besides public notices, the candidates can also be apprised about any development through e-mail and messages on mobiles”, the High Court said.
“This will not give any chance to a candidate to raise plea that he never came to know about any notice published by the recruitment agency in the newspapers or that the newspaper has no circulation in the area, where they are residing. Entire information should be uploaded on the website of the recruitment agencies and the candidates should be adviced to visit the website regularly to note any instructions issued pertaining to any selection process”, Justice Bindal said.
Accordingly, High Court directed Registry to send a copy of the order to the Chief Secretary for necessary action.


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