General category vacancies in public employment open to all aspirants : Division Bench
JAMMU MAR 19 , 2021 :
A Division Bench of J&K High Court Jammu Wing comprising Justice Sanjeev Kumar and Justice Sanjay Dhar held that general category vacancies in public employment is open to all, including aspirants belonging to reserved categories.
The DB, while dismissing petition filed by Ravi Kumar Sharma, observed that Supreme Court in case of Jitendra Kumar Singh and another vs. State of UP and others ; held that, if a person belonging to reserved category is selected on basis of his merit in open competition along with general category candidates, then he will be selected towards general category posts.
Thus, there is no law prescribing reservation for general category candidates in public employment and, therefore, there could not arise any question against reserved category candidates occupying or being selected against general category posts because of their merit.
This significant judgment has been passed in a petition filed by Ravi Kumar Sharma seeking quashment of selection of private respondent for the posts of Driver in Subordinate Courts of Jammu Division and also seeking direction to the official respondents to select and appoint petitioner against the post of Driver in Subordinate Courts of Jammu Division under open merit category strictly in terms of Advertisement Notice.