High Court withdraws job notice for candidates outside J&K


The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has withdrawn a notification that sought applications from across India for recruitment of non-gazetted posts.

“It is hereby notified for information of all the concerned that the advertisement Notice No. 09/2019 dated 26.12.2019, whereby applications were invited for different posts in Non-Gazetted category in the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir stands withdrawn with immediate effect,” a notification issued by the High Court’s registrar, Sanjay Dhar read.

Informing this to all principal district and sessions judges, Dhar requested them to ensure that the notification is adequately and effectively publicised both in Leh and Kargil, in the UT of Ladakh. The notification also stated that bank draft submitted by any candidate along with application should be returned

It may be recalled that the High Court had on December 26 invited applications from candidates from across the country. This was the first time that hiring was to take place from across the country, post the abrogation of Article 370.

The posts advertised included that of stenographers, drivers and typists. The J&K Reservation Rules 2005 will be applicable in the reserved category. It stated that the available vacancies would be in favour of the permanent residents.

There were 33 posts advertised and 17 are in the open merit category, which means anyone from outside J&K can apply and be selected. These candidates had been requested to send their applications to the Registrar General of the High Court of Jammu.

The move was widely condemned by different political parties and other organizations in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, who said that opening of jobs to outsiders is unacceptable as the same will put career of local unemployed youth in jeopardy.


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