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Division Bench: Appointment of Gang Coolies subject to final result of PIL

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JAMMU: In a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by one Varun Jamwal calling for record of the Advertisement Notice No.1 dated 21st February, 2014 issued by the Commissioner/Secretary PWD in pursuance to Development Commissioner Work’s letter No PW/DCW/14/268-70 dated 6th January, 2014 whereby applications have been invited for recruitment of Gang Coolies from the permanent districts of Jammu, Samba and Kathua and quashing the same being arbitrary and discriminatory, a Division Bench (DB) of state High Court Comprising Chief Justice M.M Kumar and Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur after hearing Advocate H.C Jalmeria appearing for the PIL Deputy AG D.S Jamwal appearing for the state, admitted the PIL and ordered that selection/appointment, if any, would be subject to the final result of the petition.
In the PIL it has been submitted that in the advertisement that pay and allowances for initial period of five years of service shall be governed by the Govt. Order No. 257-F of 2011 dated 27th October, 2011. Vide this order fixed salary for first two years shall be Rs. 3,170 and for next three years shall be Rs. 4,610. The advertisement is discriminatory and speaks of implementing Govt. order No.257- F of 2011 which stands repealed and withdrawn. JNF

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