Jammu, September 24: High Court of the state on Wednesday ordered stay on the descriptive test of Urdu Language for Naib Tehsildar Test. It also issued notices to the state and others returnable within two weeks.
The stay order was granted in a petition filed by one Azhar Khan, who challenged the Urdu test for the post of Naib Tehsildar.
Advocate Abhinav Sharma appearing for the petitioner stated that the petitioner is a graduate in engineering and has applied for the post of Naib Tehsildar in response to the admission notice released on April 7, 2015.
As per the petitioner, the eligibility prescribed in terms of the notice dated July 31, 2015 provides descriptive test of Urdu Language only. He furthur submitted that in terms of the Advertisement and the relevant rules, the petitioner is having only working knowledge of Urdu Language.
The standard prescribed for other subjects is objective type test and there is only descriptive test of Urdu which the other candidates who have not pursued course of study with urdu as subject are not liking.
After hearing Advocate Abhinav Sharma in length, Justice Bansi Lal Bhat put on hold the written test for Naib Tehsildar and issued notice to the state and others returnable within two weeks.