The Fact News Service,
Panchkula, May 29,
In Haryana, even if the general category candidate gets 100 percent marks in the written examination of any competitive examination for a job, there is no guarantee that the candidate will be selected. One such candidate in Karnal district, Monika Raman, after getting 100 percent marks, has not taken the position of Junior System Engineer in the state’s electricity distribution company, then she has taken refuge in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
The petitioner’s counsel Rajendra Singh Malik contends that the Haryana government notification granting reservation on socioeconomic norms is against constitutional provisions that give preference to the unqualified rather than qualified candidates. On the petition, the High Court has issued notice to the Government of Haryana and South Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) and summoned the reply. On behalf of the petitioner, the High Court has sought quashing of the notification dated June 11, 2019, under which meritorious candidates were not selected due to the benefits given on the basis of socio-economic criteria. The petitioner has also demanded to quash the result of April 22, 2021, announced for the post of JSE. The court has requested the court to issue an order for selection to the post of JSE as a meritorious candidate in the interest of justice.