Eight supernumerary posts created on SC’s directions

Sumit Sharma. Updated: 12/29/2021 12:00:16 PM Front Page

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday created eight supernumerary posts of class 4th in the Forest Ecology and Environment Department in district Rajouri.
“These posts would lapse automatically once regular vacancies are available”, said the orders issued by the General Administration Department . The posts have been created following the Super Court’s directions and later contempt petition titled ‘Sanjay Singh v/s Arun Kumar Mehta and others.
Sharing details, the official sources said that the case has its origin in the year 2006 when 75 class 4th posts of different departments were allocated vide Govt order No 42-GAD of 2006 dated 09.01.2006 to Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri for recruitment through open competition.
The allocated posts included 15 in Agriculture production and Farmers Welfare Department, 09 in Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department,01 in Finance Department, 09 in Forest Ecology and Environment Department,01 in PHE,06 in R&B, 09 in Revenue Department and 25 in School Education Department.
They said that the nine candidates appointed in the Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment were not been allowed to join in view of the non-availability of the vacancies in the department prompting them to knock the door of the Supreme Court and got respite. Later, government did some modification and adjusted one of the nine appointed candidates in the Horticulture Department.
The aggrieved again knocked the door of the Supreme Court following which the apex court on 3.02.2020 issued contempt notice to the GAD for non-implementation of the order.
Sensing the gravity of the case, the government examined it and referred to the Finance Department for the creation of the 08 supernumerary posts for the adjustment of the left-over appointed candidates.

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