HC: Public Bodies appointments must be based on talent

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    Bombay High Court has denied relief to lower cadre employees of the city civic body seeking that they will be absorbed against the existing vacancies for clerks, observing to the appointments to all public bodies.

    In the order to maintain transparency and highest standards of work a bench of Justices S C Dharamadhikari and Bharati Dangre recently held since the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

    The court said that it will gain more by employing candidates with ‘more caliber’ and ‘fresh blood and vigor’ selection from time to time. The Judges said that “We are unable to accept the contentions advanced by the petitioners that by clearing a written examination and securing minimum marks, they have the right of being appointed,”.

    BMC has 329 vacancies and around 475 applicants secured the minimum qualifying 40 marks, but BMC decides to hire one who had secured 49 marks and one with marks between 41-48 will not be eligible.

    “If the public bodies are permitted to operate the select list for years together, it would become a tool for nepotism,” the court said while dismissing the petition.

    The court also advised to do the transparent procedure and hire the new candidates.

    (From the Inputs of PTI)







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