Supreme Court stays NA’s staff recruitment move
KATHMANDU , SEP 06 -
Responding to a petition, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Nepal Army (NA) not to recruit any officers in the 15 seats allocated to the Madhesi community under the inclusive category.
The division bench of Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi and Justice Sushila Karki issued the stay order in response to a petition filed by Rakesh Yadav who moved the apex court, saying that the Army conducted exams only for candidates under the open category but not for those competing under the inclusive one. The NA on March 29 had published a notice for recruitment of officers under open and inclusive categories--allocating 66 and 15 (Madhesi) seats, respectively. The Army had called for recruitment in 120 seats under various categories, including women, Dalit, Janajati, open, Madhesi. The NA published the result of written exam on July 25. Some Madhesi candidates were among the 3,360 aspirants who cleared the IQ test. “But there was not a single Madhesi candidate among 356 who cleared the written exam,” said Advocate Dipendra Jha, one of the attorneys for the plaintiff.
Plaintiff Yadav moved the court saying that the Army conducted exams only for candidates under the open category but not for those competing under the inclusive category. Petitioner Yadav had claimed that the Army did not conduct any exams for the inclusive category and published results of only open category. In doing so, Yadav argues, the Army rejected him and also violated the principle of inclusion. He argues that as per the principle of inclusion separate exams need to be conducted for open and inclusive categories. The SC in August had issued an interim order until September 5, asking NA not to proceed with any of the necessary exams or conferences following the publication of the result of recruitment at the officer level.
Posted on: 2012-09-06 08:40