Bihar Mining Corp's law officers recruitment; Patna HC issues notice
Patna High Court has issued a notice to the Bihar State Mining Corporation Limited and sought a reply from the corporation regarding why only CNLU graduates were allowed to apply for the post of law officers.
Earlier this month, Patna High Court had stayed the selection process of Bihar State Mining Corporation Limited's Law Officers while hearing a petition challenging the recruitment notification which stated that only graduates from Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU) can apply for this post.
Now, the Patna high court has issued a notice to the corporation and asked for a reply on the allegation by the petitioner.
The plea avers, "This entire process of notification of appointment is arbitrary and illegal which deprives and excludes the petitioner who had obtained LLB degree from Delhi University, Delhi from competing for the post of Law Officer in the Bihar State Mining Corporation, Government of Bihar," as reported by Live Law.
What petitioner seeks in this case?
The petitioner has sought the direction to the respondent authorities to immediately revoke the offer letter dated December 16, 2021, wherein the registrar of CNLU has been requested to send a list of 10 law graduates from the university for appointment on the post of Law Officer in Bihar State Mining Corporation Limited.
It also seeks direction to the respondent authorities to start the appointment process once again which should be open for all candidates to apply irrespective of the university from where they have completed their law degree.
To ensure that adequate reservation procedure is followed as per the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court of India in the case of Indira Sawhney v. Union of India AIR 1993 SC 477.