Court puts brakes on Rehbar Khel selection process

Court puts brakes on Rehbar Khel selection process
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Srinagar: The J&K High Court has put a stay on the selection process of Rehbar-e-Khel till further orders, after the process was challenged by some candidates.
The single bench of Justice Alok Aradhe directed the Department of Youth Services, Jammu and Kashmir not to finalize the process of selection till further orders.
The department had advertised 3000 posts of Physical Education teachers for middle, high and higher secondary schools for Srinagar, Ganderbal and Shopian through an order dated 27-10-2017.
Thirteen candidates who filed the petition alleged that the criterion scales are tilted in favor of candidates who do not possess M.P.Ed, M.Phil and Ph.D qualifications.
“The weightage of points attributed to the B.P.E/Graduation with B.P.Ed being unfair, violates the article 14 and 16,” said the petition.
The criteria for the selection of the candidate is B.P.E/ Graduation with 60 B.P.Ed- 60, B.P.E with B.P.Ed-5, M.P.Ed-5, M.Phil in Physical education-5, Ph. D in physical education-5, Diploma from NIS-5, Viva-15. The total weightage is 100.
Seeking reframing of selection process to get in the best merit, the petitioners said, “There is a great difference in average grades in public and private institutions. The institutions outside the state give good marks to their student.“
The candidates pleaded that government should refrain from proceeding ahead with the selection process till the criteria and mode of engagement is reframed in such a manner so as the best merit among the aspirants could be appointed.