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Meghalaya PSC cancels all govt recruitment processes

Terming the state of affairs as “deplorable” the Court said, without a roster system there could be "nepotism, arbitrariness and the worst forms of subversion” during the recruitment drive.

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Shillong: The Meghalaya Public Service Commission on Thursday cancelled all interviews and recruitments till further notice following a stay order, on all government recruitment processes, by the Meghalaya High Court.

In a notification, the MPSC said, “this is for information of all candidates in particular and public in general that in view of the Meghalaya High Court order… all interviews and recruitment stands suspended with immediate effect until further orders.”

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The Meghalaya High Court has stayed in all recruitment processes as the state government doesn’t have a roster system to date.

On Tuesday a division bench headed by Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee ruled that “across state government agencies and instrumentalities” in Meghalaya wherever the reservation policy is in vogue the recruitment process would remain suspended till the state has a roster system. The bench wondered how in the past 50 years it “didn’t dawn on any bureaucrat” that the reservation policy cannot be “appropriately implemented” without a roster system.

Terming the state of affairs as “deplorable” the Court said, without a roster system there could be “nepotism, arbitrariness and the worst forms of subversion” during the recruitment drive.

The bench said the recruitment process can start only when the state has the roster system in place to adhere to the reservation policy of the state. 

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