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Delhi HC asks JNU not to make appointments for 2 posts challenged by teachers

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The Delhi High Court has directed the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) not to make any appointment for two posts, professor and affiliate professor, which has been challenged by a number of the college members.

The court docket was coping with a plea filed on behalf of two assistant professors, claiming that they had been proposing to apply for the vacancies beneath reserved class however the college has transformed one of many put up from SC to ST class whereas the opposite put up was de-reserved.

A bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Talwant Singh was listening to an enchantment in opposition to an interlocutory order of a single choose, who did not grant keep on the appointments.

The bench requested the JNU not to make any appointments for the posts.

In order to keep away from rendering the petition infructuous, the division bench additionally requested the one choose, who had earlier sought response of the varsity on the petition, to advance the date mounted for listening to from October 7 to August 31, and start listening to the plea from that date itself with out granting any unwarranted adjournments to the events.

It additionally directed the college to file its counter affidavit to the petition inside two weeks and the 2 teachers can file their rejoinder inside one week thereafter.

Senior advocate Akhil Sibal, representing the 2 teachers, said that within the earlier commercial issued by the JNU in 2017 sure posts had been reserved, they had been proven within the altered classes — scheduled tribes (ST) and unreserved — in final yr’s advert, which is being challenged.

He additional mentioned that the chief council (EC) of the college was scheduled to meet within the subsequent couple of days for making the appointments and if they’re made, the petition could also be rendered infructuous.

The plea, filed by way of advocates Maanav Kumar, Roshni Namboodiry and Nupur, have challenged two adverts issued by the varsity on August 19, 2019.

It mentioned the college printed a press release on its web site that there have been 91 vacancies current in SC/ST classes within the professor and affiliate professor cadre and in opposition to this solely 57 have been marketed. It mentioned the primary trainer, Pradeep Shinde who’s an assistant professor of sociology on the Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies in School of Social Sciences, was proposing to apply for the put up of affiliate professor in the identical centre which was earlier reserved for scheduled caste (SC) candidates however has not been transformed into an ST put up.

The second trainer, Tsetan Namgyal, who’s assistant professor on the Centre for Inner Asian Studies (Tibetian and Himalayan Studies) at School of International Studies, was desirous of making use of for the put up of professor which was reserved for ST candidates but it surely has not been de-reserved and transformed to an unreserved put up.

According to the petitioners, they’re eligible for consideration in opposition to these reserved posts, respectively, in accordance to the roster factors and this motion has adversely affected their consideration.

Before the one choose, advocate Monika Arora, showing for JNU, had accepted the discover and submitted that the motion of the college with regard to the reservation roster, is in accordance with a 2017 judgement of the Allahabad High Court.

JNU was additionally directed to clarify within the counter affidavit as to how the roster was being operated by it for the posts in query, prior to the judgement of the Allahabad High Court, as additionally the methodology of making use of the roster put up the judgement.

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