No fresh advertisement for posts in Fire & Emergency Services, rules HC

No fresh advertisement for posts in Fire & Emergency Services, rules HC
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SRINAGAR: The High Court on Thursday quashed a home department order that terminated the recruitment process for various non-gazetted and class-IV posts in the Fire and Emergency Services Department last year.
A number of aggrieved candidates had challenged the government order (no. 381-Home of 2016) dated 5 July 2016, whereby the Home Department terminated the recruitment process despite the fact that almost three-fourths of the process had been completed.
The Fire and Emergency Services Department had issued three advertisement notices (no.01 of 2013) on 12.03.2013; (no.02 of 2013) on 12.03.2013 and (no.03 of 2013) on 26.06.2013 for filling up of one foreman post, Sub Officer (75 posts), Fireman/Fireman Driver (740 posts), Junior Electrician (04 posts), Painter (04 posts), Vulcanizer (2 posts), Plumber (02 posts), Cook (02 posts) and Barbar (2 posts); various steno-typist and 41 posts of junior assistant (leading Fireman-M); and posts of Sweepers and Safaiwalas.
Thereafter, the Recruitment Board issued a notice notifying the schedule for conducting the first phase of interviews, which included physical tests and measurements in respect of the eligible candidates who had offered their candidature in response to the advertisement notices.
Subsequently, the Recruitment Board issued a notice for a written test which was published in a local daily. It notified the list of candidates who had qualified the first phase of the interviews comprising physical tests and measurements, etc.
The petitioners submitted that they passed the physical tests, duly appeared in the written examination and did well their satisfaction. On the basis of their performance in the written test they expected to be called for interview.
However, the home department order dashed their hopes by cancelling the entire recruitment process and ordering fresh advertisement for the posts.
A single bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey said, “…perusal of the impugned order reveals that the Government upon examination of various aspects of the recruitment proceedings had noticed the discrepancies on the basis of which it came to the conclusion that the selection process was not transparent and flawless and, therefore, it could not be carried forward….
“There is nothing contained in these discrepancies as could be said to have rendered the advertisement notices flawed. It is also not anybody’s case that the advertisement notices contained any term or condition contrary to Rules or not envisaged by the Recruitment Rules governing the service. It is also not a case where the Government has decided not to fill up the vacancies which had been notified by these advertisement notices,” the court said.
It said there cannot be anything just, fair and equitable in a decision like the Home Department’s order, “which has under the garb of there being discrepancies in the selection process undertaken, sought to terminate even the advertisement notices as well.”
The court quashed the Home Department order to the extent that it seeks to terminate the advertisement notices and to the extent that it orders that the Director General, Fire & Emergency Services, J&K will issue fresh advertisement notices inviting applications for the non-gazetted and Class IV posts of various categories advertised by the Department in 2013.

3 Responses to "No fresh advertisement for posts in Fire & Emergency Services, rules HC"

  1. Asrar Ahmed Bhat   January 14, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Sir at present forms for firemen are selling in the district shopian near Jamia masjid. If it is not came for recruitment then y it is done. Plz Sir take an action against them

  2. yasir ahmad mir   January 15, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    sir what will b the next process off this activity. we r waiting from last 6 years but we didnt get any solution.. so kindly clear this issue one and let us do something else ……. please sir we have many hopes behind these posts……. olease clear this issue fast..

  3. Aamir Bashir   February 20, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    Sir,I m lso frm shopian. v suffered a abstruse procedure in cld climate season as at Phase (i) our candidates faced lower degree of hypothermiya other’s injured bt lot of candidates vomiting thr food at the stadium caz of cold climate. Then after 2nd phase v face at shari kash indoor stdum wher v wre beaten by JKP Janbaz sipahee’z worsely nd chatting sheep were kicked from share-k stadium, until until at th spot of zero bridge we recive slap after slap and smashed by JKP cane. Some moo from shed of iqbal park hearded badly. What a bad sutaition that was in our luck. Caz was that department have call all Vlley dist to attend exam in a little space. A verse sutaition tht was, i don’t imagine how much candidates approximately thre were? But as beehive behave when someone hit stone to them situation was really like that, at entrance of stadium we were welcome JKP as in their own style they ambush at gate both transports were recive several shot of canes. Then Mehbooba mufti tear ther crocodile tears on our condition. nd I remember she told NC is playing our youth like as toys. It became top news that time then after dep take our exam in our local dist.But then after we wate wate for shortlist now our wating ends after more thn six year. we were now over aged tell me were we go now? ?
    I know nothing will happen but I told for what we have faced it is real of our past.


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