VIVEK SINGH Vs. STATE OF U.P. & ANR.
LAWS(SC)-2016-8-39
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA (FROM: ALLAHABAD)
Decided on August 26,2016

VIVEK SINGH Appellant
VERSUS
State of U.P. And Anr. Respondents

JUDGEMENT

S.A.BOBDE, J. - (1.) On 29.01.2001, the U.P. Public Service Commission invited applications for filling up 800 posts through the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Service Examination 2001. Amongst others the posts to be filled up were Deputy Collector ­ 9 posts, Deputy S.P. ­ 67 posts and Trade Tax Officer ­ 12 posts.
(2.) The appellant applied for selection under the physically handicapped category along with the necessary certificate. His first preference was for the post of Deputy Collector and second preference was for the post of Trade Tax Officer. The appellant was duly selected and placed at Sl.No.38 in the overall merit list. The U.P. Public Service Commission recommended the appellant's appointment as a Trade Tax Officer under the quota reserved for physically handicapped candidates.
(3.) The appellant filed a writ petition before the Allahabad High Court praying for appointment on the post of Deputy Collector. However, pending the writ petition, he joined as a Trade Tax Officer in November, 2004.;


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