KULDEEP SINGH CHOUDHRY Vs. UNIVERSITY OF JAMMU
HIGH COURT OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Kuldeep Singh Choudhry
UNIVERSITY OF JAMMU
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DOABIA, J. -
(1.) THE appointment of private respondents as Lecturers in Environmental Sciences in the University of Jammu was the subject matter
of challenge in a writ petition preferred in this court. This writ
petition stands dismissed. The appellant has come in appeal.
(2.) APPLICATIONS for two posts of Lecturers in Environmental Sciences were invited by the Jammu University constituted under the
Universities of Kashmir and Jammu Act 1969 (here -in after referred to as
the Act). An advertisement notice was issued on 24 -01 -1995. The selection
committee came to be constituted under section 36 of the Act.
(3.) THE appellant as well as the private respondents were interviewed. The selection came to be challenged on the ground that one
Member of the Selection Committee i.e. respondent No. 3 was related to
respondent No. 8 The fact that an expert in the Environmental Sciences
was not associated was also made a ground for challenging the selection.
It was also stated that the appellant had better merit.
So far as the relationship of respondent No. 3 and respondent No. 8 is concerned, it is submitted that they are brother -in -law (married
to two sisters). The aspect of the matter was high -lighted before a
learned Single Judge of this court and has been high -lighted again.
Reliance was placed on the decision given by the Supreme Court in the
case of Ashok Kumar Yadav Vs. State of Haryana (AIR 1987 SC 454) and also
on the decision given in case A.K. Karaipak Vs. State of J&K (1970 SC
150). This issue regarding the relationship was held to be of no importance. This was because this objection was taken after the selection
and also because of association of one person when there were five other
persons had have made no difference to the selection. This was because
nothing was pointed out as to how one Member was able to influence the
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