GH AHMAD MALIK WITH 21 CONNECTED APPEALS Vs. STATE OF J&K
HIGH COURT OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Gh Ahmad Malik With 21 Connected Appeals
STATE OF JANDK
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J.P.SINGH, J. -
(1.) SELECTION and appointment of Horticulture Development Officers in Agriculture Production and Rural Development Department of the State
Government stands quashed vide judgment dated 23.05.2002 of a learned
Single Judge of this Court in thirteen writ petitions being SWP
Nos.717/2001, 906/2001, 2243/2001, 1291/2001, 1268/2001, 820/2001,
1261/2001, 2236/2001, 2510/2001, 1950/2001, 853/2001, 818/2001 & 819/2001. Ancillary issues arising out of the selection of Horticulture Development Officers i.e. pertaining to the operation of waiting list too
were disposed of by the learned Single Judge vide His Lordships judgments
dated 10.04.2002 and 09.08.2002 passed in SWP Nos. 938/2002 and SWP Nos.
693/2002 and 682/2002 respectively. These writ petitions arose in the following factual matrix: -
(2.) THE Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission, Srinagar, issued Notification No: 17 - PSC of 1997 dated 01.09.1997, inviting applications
from permanent residents of Jammu & Kashmir State for the posts of
Horticulture Development Officers in Agriculture Production and Rural
Development Department in the pay scale of Rs.2,000 -3,500/ - against
ninety seven posts, break -up whereof, is as under:
Detail of Posts
1. Backward Area 19 2. Scheduled Tribe 10
SCHEDULED Caste 08
SOCIAL Caste 01
(3.) The qualification prescribed in this notification, reads as under:
"B. Sc. Agriculture with Horticulture as Major subject or all
B. Sc. Horticulture.
Note: (The candidates who are B.Sc. (Agri.) are required to
subject proof having Horticulture one of the Major subjects or all
subjects in B.Sc. (Agri.), for determining the eligibility for the post.";
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