3 candidates challenge new list of school librarians by Punjab selection board
Three of the candidates whose names have reportedly been dropped from the redrawn list of selected candidates for the posts of librarians in Punjab government-run schools have approached the Punjab and Haryana high court.Updated: Jan 03, 2015, 00:08 IST
Three of the candidates whose names have reportedly been dropped from the redrawn list of selected candidates for the posts of librarians in Punjab government-run schools have approached the Punjab and Haryana high court.
The candidates have claimed that they were declared selected in February 2014 among 70-odd others by Subordinates Services Selection Board (SSSB), Punjab, but their names do not figure in the revised list issued on December 14. The 72 vacancies of school librarians in various Punjab schools were advertised in 2012.
They have submitted that their names had been dropped from the revised list apparently because they possessed qualification of bachelor of library sciences from Vinayaka Mission University, Salem, Tamil Nadu.
“It was mentioned in the revised list that those who have acquired professional qualification under certificates issued by universities situated out of Punjab have also been kept out of the selection by cancelling their candidature as their degrees have not been found legitimate under the guidelines of the University Grants Commission,” the petitioners have said, submitting that their degrees were legitimate and before taking such a step the SSSB should have heard them.
They have contended that they appeared for the interview and at that time no questions were raised about the validity of their degrees.
The petitioners had pleaded the court to issue directions to the Punjab government and the SSSB, Punjab, not to issue appointment letters according to the redrawn list. The vacation bench of justice Raj Mohan Singh adjourned the hearing to Monday.