High Court Allows J&K Bank To Go Ahead With Selections

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Srinagar, May 17: The High Court today dismissed the appeal challenging the fresh selection process undertaken by the J&K Bank for the posts of Probationary Officers and Banking Assistants by recording that the earlier selection process had not culminated as such to challenge the fresh selection by the Bank is impermissible and allowed the bank to proceed with the selection process.

Court said that since the selection process had not been completed as such the petitioners have no right to dispute the decision of the respondents-Bank to go for a denovo exercise (fresh selection process) for the posts in question.

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Against the judgment, the aggrieved candidates challenged the same by way of an appeal and the Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice V C Koul dismissed the appeal also by recording that there is no merit in the appeal.

The DB said that there is no arbitrariness in the cancellation of the selection process as the court records that it stands admitted to the appellants that the respondent-Bank had the authority to cancel the selection process and the stand of the respondents that the recruitment process in question had gone wrong stands substantiated by the records.