JPSC had made a provision to give priority to medical service candidates in the appointment of Assistant Professor, HC put a stay

Ranchi: Jharkhand High Court has put a stay on the advertisement issued by JPSC, under which a provision was made to give priority in the appointment of Assistant Professor (Medical College) to those candidates who are already working in Jharkhand Medical Service. Along with this, the court has directed that if the applicant fulfills the other qualifications of the appointment process, then he should be given the appointment.

Actually, JPSC had issued advertisement number 06/2022 for appointment to 110 posts of Assistant Professor (Medical College). Before this advertisement, revised rules were issued by JPSC in 2021. In which it was said that the candidates already working in the medical services of the state government will be given first priority. This manual was challenged by Manish Kumar Munda in the Jharkhand High Court. Arguing on his behalf, advocate Amritansh Vats said that from the rules of JPSC, it appears that this is a reservation.

Due to the conditions laid down in these rules, those candidates who are not working in medical services may be deprived of appointment. The case was heard in the bench of Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court, Justice Sanjay Kumar Mishra. The court has issued notice to JPSC and the state and directed them to file their reply within six weeks. 

Advocate Ashok Kumar Singh argued on behalf of JPSC. After the High Court’s ban, the provision of giving priority to medical service officials in the appointment of Assistant Professors has now ended. However, the appointment process will continue.

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