HC Stays MPPSC job Notification over allegations of arbitrary selection process for medical officers
Bhopal: In response to a grievance filed against the arbitrary process of selecting medical officers by the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) in the state, the Madhya Pradesh High Court stayed the notification issued by the MPPSC on the interview process for the selection of the candidates.
A single judge bench of Justice S.A Dharmadhikari passed the judgment on a petition filed by Dr. Sharma and others. The petitioners questioned the 'selection process' according to which the MPPSC had decided to conduct an interview of 100 marks and only kept the written examination as an additional option if necessary for selecting medical officers.
Thus, postponing the selection process for the medical officers in the state of Madhya Pradesh, the court stayed the notification issued by the MPPCS till the next date of hearing, which is, September 30, 2021. According to the notification, the interviews were to be originally held from 27th September, 2021 to 11th November, 2021. The court in its judgement noted,
"Meanwhile, further proceedings in pursuance of notification dated 17/9/2021 (Annexure P/5) of holding interviews w.e.f. 27/9/2021 till 11/11/2021, shall be kept in abeyance till the next date of hearing"
The respondents were issued notice and granted the time period of six days to file a reply.