Decided on December 22,2006

STATE OF JANDK Respondents


- (1.) THIS judgment disposes of SWP Nos. 2355/2003, 136/2004, 229/2004, 360/2004, 362/2004, 371/2004, 434/2004, 480/2004, 726/2004 and 1285/2004, as all these petitions arise out of the selection/recruitment of Constables/Followers in the newly created IRP Battalions of J&K Police Force made in the year 2003 against Advertisement Notice issued vide No.Pers/A -19/2003/5260 -5340 dated 25 -01 -2003.
(2.) RELEVANT facts for the disposal of this batch of writ petitions may be noticed.
(3.) DIRECTOR General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, invited applications from the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir State (male candidates only) for the posts of Constables in IRP Battalions in the pay scale of Rs.2750 -4400 with usual allowances. Education qualification, age and physical standard for the above -mentioned posts were specified as under: ADVERTISEMENT NOTICE Applications as per enclosed proforma are invited from the permanent residents of J&K State (male candidates only) for the post of Constables in IRP Bns in the pay scale of Rs. 2750 -70 -3800 -75 -4400 and Allowances as sanctioned by the State Government from time to time. The educational qualification, age and physical standards prescribed in the above -mentioned posts are specified as under: - @Z_TBL_BEG = COLUMNS(2), DIMENSION(IN), COLWIDTHS(2.0000,E1), ABOVE(.1000), BELOW(.1000), HGUTTER(.0555), VGUTTER(.0555), BOX(Z_SINGLE), HGRID(Z_SINGLE), VGRID(Z_SINGLE), KEEP(OFF) @Z_TBL_BODY = TBLFT, TBLFT Educational Qualification, Matric and above from any recognized institute. Age as on Jan 1st 2003, : Not less than 18 years and above 28 years. (The candidates born before 01.01.1975 and after 31.12.1984 shall not be eligible). Physical Standard, : Height 5 -6",, Chest 32" unexpanded 33 1/2" Expanded. @Z_TBL_BODY = TABLE TEXT, TBLFT , However,, for the candidates belonging to Leh and Kargil Districts and Gurkha community (State Subjects),, the minimum height shall be 5 ' -4". @Z_TBL_BODY = TBLFT, TBLFT Reservation, : x x x x x @Z_TBL_BODY = TABLE TEXT, TBLFT , x x x x x @Z_TBL_END = The application forms should be accompanied by attested copies of the following certificates: - (A) Date of Birth certificate (B) Higher Academic Qualification Certificate (C) State Subject Certificate (D) Any other certificates relating to field of sport, NCC, Ex -servicemen, (E) SC/ST, RBA etc. if applicable. (F) Four copies of recently taken passport size photograph. (G) One self -addressed envelope duly stamped. Candidates will be subjected to the following tests: - @L3 = (i) @L4 = Physical measurement test. @L3 = (ii) @L4 = Outdoor test (i) Item Qualifying time/distance (a) 100 Mtrs. Race 15 Seconds or less (b) 500 Mtrs. Race 06 Minutes or less (c) High Jump 3 feet (in three chances) (d) Long Jump 12 feet (in three chances) (e) Push tops (20) The application forms should be deposited - - - " As the District SSP of J&K Province will maintain - - - " Only those candidates who will be found fit in physical measurement and possessing other prescribed standards will be allowed to compete in outdoor tests. Those candidates, who qualify in all five items of outdoor tests as per the standard prescribed above, shall have to appear in the literacy test. x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x Sd/ - (A.K. Suri) Director General of Police J&K, Srinagar." In response to the above referred advertisement, petitioners, being eligible, applied for the said posts. Thereafter vide Order No. 941 of 2003 dated 6 -3 -2003, respondent -2 constituted a Central Recruitment Board for the selection of the candidates for their appointments as Constables/Followers in the newly created IRP Battalions. After the selection process, the petitioners were selected as Constables.;

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