Srinagar, Oct 1: The State High Court today directed the Chairman Services Selection Board (SSB) to complete the selection process for various posts in food testing laboratories across the State by next date or appear in person before the court to explain his position.
The Court expressed serious concern over the non seriousness of Services Selection Board (SSB) over the delay in advertising and making selection for the posts. Court directed the chairman of the Board to complete the selection process of the posts by next date or appear in person before the Court.
The division bench of Justice MH Attar and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey directed: “It is made clear that, if selection process is not completed before the next date, chairman SSB to appear in person before the court on next date to explain his position.”
Court was earlier informed by the Controller Drugs who was present in the court that the posts have been referred to the SSB almost a year back, but they (SSB) have not made any selection till date.
Court rejected the compliance report of Managing Director Medical Supplies Corporation with regard to steps taken for procuring necessary equipments for setting up of two food testing laboratories one each at Srinagar and Jammu.
Court after perusal the report of MD observed that court is not satisfied with the approach adopted by the MD. Court granted him last opportunity to complete the process of procuring necessary equipments for the laboratories and warned him that appropriate orders will be passed.
Court in the month of June had directed the State Government to initiate process for setting up of testing laboratories, manpower and other infrastructure like transport facility to check and curb the food adulteration across the State.
The court was hearing suo moto cognizance after various reports coming in media about the lack in checking the poor consumption of foods in the Valley and about the food items like oil, milk etc consumed by general masses according to the reports are contaminated and such kind of adulteration have flooded the markets of the Valley as there is no mechanism in place to check the purity of eatables.