HC restrain University to fill-up one post of Asst Prof (statistics)

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[ June 14, 2017 ] Jammu: In a petition filed by Dr. Vikas Sharma seeking quashment of the criteria for selection of candidates for the post of Assistant Professor/Assistant Director indicated in clause IV of advertisement notice dated 03.01.2017, during the course of hearing Sr. Adv Sunil Sethi with Adv Parimoksh Seth for the petitioner observed that Sr. Counsel for the petitioner submitted that on 6:6.2017 the petitioner reached the venue of interview and enquired whether the interview is going to be conducted as per the sacrosanct order dated 3.6.2017 passed by the Court. The respondents and their officers present at the venue instead of answering the genuine query raised by the petitioner, not only manhandled the petitioner but also abused him and was not allowed to appear in the interview and was further told that since he has knocked the doors of the High Court, therefore, he will not be allowed to appear in the interview despite the fact that his name is duly figuring in the list of candidates shortlisted for the post of Assistant Professor in Statistics.Justice Janak Raj Kotwal of J&K High Court after hearing after hearing Sr. Adv Sunil Sethi issued notice and seeks objections and ordered that respondents shall also disclose the names of the persons, who were members of the interview committee. Meanwhile, as ad interim, subject to objections and till next date before the Bench, one post of Assistant Professor (Statistics), which is said to have remained unfilled in the selection process in question, shall not be filled up till further orders from this Court. JNF