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Court issue notice to government on the selection of Principal, SKIMS Bemina

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


On the petition filed by Prof. Abdul Wahid Khan & Another, J&K High Court has issued notices to the government while seeking records about the selection process for the post of Principal, SKIMS Medical College, Bemina Srinagar.

The Petitioners have told court that they have also applied for the post of principal and have challenged the selection process describing it as illegal.

According to the GNS while reporting about the court notices it said in its news report that the petitioners submitted that the selection process for the post is being carried in violation of the recruitment rules governing the subject as well as against the mandate of Clauses (b) and (c) prescribed in the Advertisement Notice.

They submitted that the selection Committee has not assessed the credentials of all the competing candidates on the basis of criteria and that, without such assessment, all the nine (09) competing candidates were called for interview instead of restricting the number of candidates to the ratio of 1:5. They also submitted that the selection Committee was supposed to prepare the panel of three (03) candidates on the basis of merit to be assessed by it and, thereafter, place the same before the Chairman, Governing Body, SKIMS, in the order of merit for making selection against the post of Principal. Instead of doing so, the petitioners said that they have prepared the panel, thereby resulting in violation of the mandate of recruitment rules as well as terms and conditions of the Advertisement Notice.

“Although, the Court is conscious about the fact that it has limited scope in interfering with an ongoing selection process which has not yet culminated, but, in view of the contentions raised by the Petitioners qua violation of mandate of recruitment rules as well as terms and conditions of the Advertisement Notice on part of the Respondents, it has become necessary to call for the records of the selection for perusal and examination of the Court,” the court said as per GNS and issued notice to the government, returnable on or before the next date of hearing on August 23.

Meanwhile, the court directed the government to submit the relevant selection records before it on the next date of hearing. “It is further provided that the selection process in question may go ahead, but shall not be finalized until further orders from the Court,” the court added.

With inputs from GNS


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