Court stays selection list of medical officers

Court stays selection list of medical officers
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SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court has stayed the selection list of 371 medical officers on a petition filed by a candidate terming the selection as “unfair and illegal”.
The court also directed J&K Public Service Commission to file response to the petition within four weeks.
Advocate Bashir Ahmed Bashir, the petitioner’s counsel told the court that the method adopted by PSC in awarding marks to the candidates was “unfair and without any rationalization which has caused injustice in the process of selection of candidates.”
The JKPSC had advertised 371 posts of medical officers on 27 March 2017. The candidates after appearing in a written test in December were called for interview on different dates.
Accordingly the petitioner Sana was asked to appear for interview on 15 January 2018 at Jammu.
The petition said that she was surprised to see that different panels had been constituted and she was asked to pick up a slip from a box to select her panel comprising of two experts and two officers from the commission.
The petitioner said there was no equal criteria maintained by the PSC and different boards comprising different mindset of experts gave different marks to candidates.
She added that the PSC had also not published answer keys of the written test, and pleaded for selection list to be set aside.
The court of Justice Alok Aradhe stayed the selection list of medical officers and directed PSC to file response within four weeks.