HC directs SSB to go ahead with selection process of naib tehsildar

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SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday directed the Services Selection Board (SSB) to go ahead with the selection process of naib tehsildar post for which the written test was conducted on April 29 this year.
A bench of Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey gave nod for proceeding in the selection process of 154 posts after hearing advocate Shoukat Thakur on behalf of the petitioner, and Additional Advocate General Mir Suhail on behalf of SSB.
The court held that the “selection process can no more be stopped in the interest of the general public involved in the matter”.
On May 4, 2018, the court had stayed selection process of naib tehsildars in which 70,000 aspirants appeared in a written test conducted on April 29, 2018.
The court had stayed the selection process by SSB on hearing a petition by a candidate Abdul Hamid, who for writing the test had to travel a distance of 40 kilometres from the centre originally allotted to him.
The petitioner who was allotted the centre at Nusrat-ul-Islam High School in Anantnag was told that his centre has been changed to SKM College, Pulwama.
The court had observed that “one can only imagine the agony the petitioner would have undergone”.