SC issues notice to UP govt

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New Delhi, Oct 5: The Supreme Court today issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh government and other respondents on a petition challenging Allahabad High Court judgement upholding the recruitment of 1045 sub-inspectors by the Mulayam Singh Yadav government in 2001.

A bench comprising Justices A K Mathur and Markandey Katju issued notices after hearing the counsel for the petitioner who contended that there was large scale bungling in the recruitment of sub-inspectors and the division branch of High Court should not have set aside the order of the single judge quashing the entire recruitment of 1045 sub inspectors.

The learned single judge of the High Court by his order dated April 24, 2007 had quashed all the appointments. The division bench however, on August 31, 2007 reversed the single judge order.

All 1045 sub-inspectors had joined and also completed the training when they were thrown out of the job susequently by the High Court order. They were taken back in the service following the order of the division bench of the High Court.

According to the petitioner, some of the successful candidates were allegedly given marks even for the wrong answers.

The Mayawati government in the state has recently dismissed over 18000 police constables recruited by the Mulayam Singh government in 2006. In all 22000 recruitments were made and thereby allegations were made that there has been large scale bungling in the recruitment of the constables and majority of the constables recruited belonged to a particular caste.

The state government has removed 21 senior IPS officers linked with the recruitment scandal.


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