CUTTACK: The choice course of for 46 posts of assistant public prosecutors (APPs) has come underneath judicial scrutiny with the Orissa Excessive Courtroom issuing notices to the State authorities on a petition difficult it on the bottom that no posts had been reserved for the Socially and Economically Backward Courses (SEBC) class.
The Odisha Public Service Fee (OPSC) had invited functions for 46 posts of APPs – Group B in Odisha State Prosecution Service underneath the Dwelling division of which 41 had been unreserved. Whereas 4 posts had been reserved for the scheduled caste class, one was for scheduled tribe candidates.
A petition filed by Saroj Kumar Routray and two others sought intervention for reservation of 11.25 per cent of the posts for SEBC class together with 16.25 per cent for scheduled caste and 22.50 per cent for scheduled tribe whereas limiting the general reservation to 50 per cent. The petition additionally sought intervention in opposition to the fixation of the closing date for the utmost age restrict. It contended if the emptiness place was indicated for 2018-19, then the closing date ought to have been January 1, 2018.
Had it been executed, the petitioners would have been eligible to take part within the choice course of. With the closing date fastened at January 1, 2021 the petitioners had been disadvantaged of even making use of within the unreserved class as they’d exceeded the required age restrict.
A single-judge bench of Justice BR Sarangi issued notices searching for a response from the Secretary, OPSC, Principal Secretary Dwelling Division and Director of Prosecution on Monday. The discover acknowledged, “As an interim measure, it’s directed that the onerous copy of the applying of the petitioners shall be accepted by the other events (OPSC) with out prejudice to the declare made and in addition the identical shall abide by the results of this case.