Allahabad High Court stays recruitment process for 1729 vacant posts of Staff Nurse

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The Allahabad High Court has stayed the recruitment process for the 1729 vacant posts of Staff Nurse Recruitment Examination-2021 conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission.

A Single Bench of Justice Manju Rani Chauhan passed this order while hearing a petition filed by Priti Patel and another.

The Court observed that, “In perusal of the records as well as arguments placed by the counsel for the parties, certain discrepancies were found in scrutinizing the experience certificate of candidates, therefore, on 20.04.2022, the Court passed following order:-

“The matter has been heard at some length.

Put up this matter tomorrow i.e. 21st April, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. as fresh for further hearing.

In the meantime, K.R.Singh, Chief Standing Counsel for the State-respondents and Nisheeth Yadav, counsel for the respondent-Commission may obtain instruction as to whether any suggestion clarification has been given by the State Government to the respondent-Commission for scrutinizing the experience certificate of the post of Staff Nurse/Sister Grade-II giving rise to the present writ petition and connected petitions.”

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Anil Kumar Singh, Chief Standing Counsel VII for the State-respondents, on the basis of verbal instructions received by him, informs that decision with respect to re scrutinizing the experience certificate of 2200 candidates, whose name have been recommended by the respondent Commission, to be appointed on the post of Staff Nurse/Sister Grade-II, is pending before the Director General of Medical & Health Services, Director General of Medical Education and Training, Uttar Pradesh and Vice Chancellor of King George Medical University, till such decision is taken, no one is being permitted to join on the selected posts.

“As per the instructions, the authorities have already decided not to permit joining of aforesaid 2200 candidates prior to final decision taken by the Director General of Medical & Health Services, Director General of Medical Education and Training, Uttar Pradesh and Vice Chancellor of King George Medical University, therefore, no interim order is required by the Court at this stage. It is expected that the authorities concerned will not permit joining of the aforesaid 2200 candidates prior to placing of decision taken by aforestated before the Court.

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It is also expected that with respect to 1729 vacancies, which has been carried forward, no fresh advertisement shall be issued prior to final outcome of the petition”, the order reads.

Nishith Yadav, counsel for the respondent Commission, on the basis of instructions so received, informed the Court that they have decided to re-scrutinize the experience certificate of 814 selected candidates, whose recommendations have not been sent till date to the State Government as well as other candidates, who had applied, for which committee is required. He further informed that request in this regard has already been sent by the Commission letter dated 21.04.2022, copy of which letter has been passed on to the Court.

Anil Kumar Singh, Chief Standing Counsel-VII for the State-respondents informs that within two or three days, a committee for the aforesaid purpose will be constituted by the concerned authorities.

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“Therefore, it is directed that the State Government will constitute a Committee for the aforesaid purpose at the earliest, seeing the urgency in the matter.

In the meantime, with respect to the other aspects, counsel for the respondent-Commission may file a counter affidavit in all the petitions”

-the Court ordered.

The Court has fixed the next hearing of the petition on May 05, 2022.