SC ‘no’ to stay today’s co-op bank recruitment exam

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 May 2017 14:47:49

Legal Correspondent,

A bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice R Bhanumati, on Friday, declined to stay the recruitment on 1,634 posts of Computer Operator in 37 different District Central Co-operative Banks of Madhya Pradesh, for which examination is scheduled to take place on May 6, 2017 and more than 5,50,000 candidates are likely to appear.
The petitioners Dharmendra Sharma and others who are serving in contractual basis have filed the writ petition challenging the advertisement on the ground that in some districts the reservation to SC/ST/OBC is exceeding more than 50 percent. The MPHC Bench at Indore in April 12, 2017 granted the stay to the extent of filling up post by applying more than 50 per cent reservation.

The bank filed application for vacating the stay and the bench at Indore after hearing the bank vacated the stay and allowed to fill up the posts. It is against the order of vacating the stay the petitioners filed the SLP in Supreme Court. On Friday, the petitioners Advocate Abhinav Malhotra stated to the court that the reservation more than 50 per cent is not permissible.

The State and its bank was represented by Additional AG, Madhya Pradesh, Purushaindra Kaurav, who submitted that at State level the reservation is not exceeding more than 50 per cent and at district level it can exceed on the basis of population of that particular district and which is permissible as per rules.

The Supreme Court directed that let the entire controversy be decided finally by the High Court before vacation and the appointment will be made only after the decision is given by the HC.

Considering the fact that there are various cases at different benches, the liberty was given to Additional Advocate General Purushaindra Kaurav to move the High Court to direct for listing of cases at Principal Seat at Jabalpur.