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Allahabad High Court asks UPPSC to fill up vacant APO posts

Advocate Siddharth Khare appearing for petitioner argued that petitioner is next in waiting list which was prepared after selecting 72 candidates on 72 posts of APO (Assistant Prosecution Offixer), 2011. Out of these, 6 successful candidates did not joined. Therefore, as per rules, UPPSC must recommend names

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 23 May 2017 12:14 PM GMT

Allahabad High Court asks UPPSC to fill up vacant APO posts
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Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court has directed Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) and state government to fill six vacancies of Assistant Prosecution Officer which has been left vacant because successful candidates did not joined said posts.

These posts will be filled by 6 candidates who are next in merit in the waiting list.

The Court also directed them to file an affidavit by the next date of hearing, explaining why candidates were selected only for 72 posts, though 102 posts were advertised in 2011.

The division bench comprising justice AP Sahi and justice DS Tripathi passed the above order while hearing a petition filed by Ramesh Kumar Raina.

Advocate Siddharth Khare appearing for petitioner argued that petitioner is next in waiting list which was prepared after selecting 72 candidates on 72 posts of APO (Assistant Prosecution Offixer), 2011. Out of these, 6 successful candidates did not joined. Therefore, as per rules, UPPSC must recommend names of candidates who are next in merit.

Since ,petitioner is next in merit and his name exist in waiting list prepared by UPPSC. Hence, his name must be recommended for selection ofn the vacant posts of APO.

The Court on this directed state government to fill 6 vacant APO posts within 3 weeks and fixed July 3 as next date of hearing.

It is to recall that on August 13, 2011 an advertisement was issued for recruitment of 102 APO. In 2014 preliminary and main written examination was conducted. After which interview of candidates was conducted in 2016 and results for 72 posts of APO was declared.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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