Jammu: Central Administrative Tribunal, Jammu Bench, on Monday quashed selection list of the Sub Inspector (Executive and Armed) in J&K Police prepared in pursuance to advertisement on 30 December 2016.
“The fallacy in the selection procedure adopted by the (officials) can be best demonstrated by the fact that 275 vacancies were advertised in Executive Wing in open merit whereas 310 persons have been selected,” a bench of Rakesh Sagar Jain, Member (J) And Anand Mathur, Member (A).
The tribunal rejected the reply by officials that the extra selection of 35 candidates belongs to the other categories and vacancies in which categories have been corresponding reduced.
“The procedure adopted by the official respondents is in violation of the settled law that ‘The entire reservation quota will be intact and available in addition to those selected under open competition category’.”
The applicants, as per GNS, had stated that vide advertisement (Pers-A-400/2016/75303-403) dated 30-12-2016, applications were invited for posts of Sub Inspector (Executive/Armed Wings) in J&K police.
The applicants had stated the 35 appointments were made illegally, arbitrary and unjustifiably and consequently it blatantly disturbed the category wise breakup of posts as notified in the advertisement notice.
They said it violated the notified preference cum merit criteria as also Rule 7 of the J&K Special Recruitment Rules, 2015, notified vide SRO 202 of 2015 dated 30-06-2015. The applicants through their counsel had sought direction to the officials to consider them and consequently treat them as selected/appointed against the post of Sub Inspectors (Executive/Armed) in J&K Police in the pay scale of Rs. 9300-34800 +(4240/-= Grade Pay) (GNS).