Jammu, Nov 9: In another petition challenging the controversial recruitment policy, announced by the state government recently, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Jammu Wing, has directed that the order be kept in abeyance.
The writ petition was filed before the Jammu wing of the state High Court by a youth Ranbir Singh, who claimed that the order impugned is exploitative in nature and offends public policy.
After hearing the counsel for the petitioner, Justice Hasnain Massodi issued notices to the state, which was accepted by the Deputy AG BR Chandan on behalf of MI Qadiri Advocate General.
The court admitted the petition to hearing with the direction that counter affidavit within three weeks rejoinder within one week be filed. The court observed that the petitioner carved out a case for ad-interim injunction as such order impugned No 257-F of 2011 dated October 27, 2011 shall remain in abeyance till objections are filed and considered.
The petitioner submitted that government has decided to make future recruitment in fixed salary mode in favour of class IV, Class III and other non-gazetted posts and in terms of the government order all the aspirants for government employment who successfully participate in the selection process initiated in the wake of an advertisement notice issued after November 1, 2011 for initial period of five years of Service will get fixed monthly salary as tabulated in the order.
He challenged the order on the ground that it is prima-facie exploitative in nature and discriminatory in character. "It offends Public Policy and is in conflict constitutional obligations placed on the respondents to secure justice in all its manifestation to all the citizens included educated, unemployed youth", the petitioner contended.
The order has already been kept in abeyance by a single bench of Srinagar wing.