The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday dismissed petition filed by three candidates, who had challenged PU’s recruitment at a department in 2010. The petitioners had challenged Panjab University’s recruitment on six posts of assistant professors at the Institute of Educational Technology and Vocational Education (IETVE).
The selection was only on the basis of an interview. PU, due to large number of applications, carried out a screening exercise due to which the petitioners and many others were not called for interview.
After the screening, 35 candidates were called for interview on merit. The petitioner had stated that being eligible for the post, they should have been called for an interview. However, the HC ruled that the petitioners had not been declared ineligible. In view of large number of eligible candidates viz-a-viz posts available, the respondent university merely decided to shortlist the candidates on the basis of justifiable and reasonable criteria, which, as per the law settled by the Supreme Court, could be done, the HC bench of justice Deepak Sibal ruled while dismissing the petitions.