Saurabh Malik

Tribune Information Assistance

Chandigarh, September 11

The Punjab and Haryana Large Court has made it clear that candidates can’t seek out directions for uniform qualification and encounter criteria for government positions as each point out is entitled to lay down the conditions.

The ruling by Justice Anil Kshetarpal arrived on a petition submitted by Arshdeep Singh Anand and other petitioners, trying to get directions to the State of Punjab and another respondent to quash/modify practical experience rest to the petitioners for Assistant Forensic Officer’s posts advertised on August 17.


No rule flouted, courtroom can’t interfere


The petitioners are not saying violation of any provisions of the assistance regulations. It’s the employer’s prerogative to lay down the least specifications for recruitment to a unique publish in accordance with the assistance principles. The court is not anticipated to interfere in the absence of violation of any rule or the necessity being patently arbitrary. —Justice Anil Kshetarpal, Large Court


The Bench was told that the state issued a recruitment notice, inviting apps for filling up 150 vacancies of Assistant Forensic Officer, along with certain other posts. The petitioners belonged to the 1st batch of BSc Forensic Science in Punjab and they did not get genuine prospect to achieve knowledge demanded for the submit. Instructions ended up also sought for granting the reward of the Covid-19 period though calculating their age as on January 1 in accordance with the SC judgment for extension of limitation.

Elaborating, the petitioners’ counsel contended the time period starting off from March 15 until even further orders was directed to be considered as “zero” and excluded for all functions. Their counsel also contended expertise was not a requisite in the recruitment notices issued by the diverse states. As this sort of, the Condition of Punjab’s action was discriminatory.

Justice Kshetarpal asserted the petitioners were not declaring violation of any provisions of the service rules. It was the employer’s prerogative to lay down the minimum amount requirements for recruitment to a distinct write-up in accordance with the company regulations. The courtroom was not envisioned to interfere in the absence of violation of any rule or the requirement staying patently arbitrary.

Justice Kshetarpal ruled that each state was an impartial employer and entitled to lay down the minimum amount skills and working experience essential prior to recruiting the workforce. The recruitment observe issued by other states could not be, as this sort of, binding on the Condition of Punjab.

“The petitioners are unable to be permitted to invoke Posting 14 in these kinds of situations. They simply cannot claim that the prerequisites concerning the minimum qualification and encounter should really be uniform for all states. As a result, this court does not uncover any floor to difficulty the writ. Therefore, the present writ petition is dismissed,” Justice Kshetarpal concluded.