Madurai, Feb 1: Madras High Court today directed Chairman of Medical Services Recruitment Board (MSRB) to consider giving weightage to the experience of the members of the Tamil Nadu AIDS Control Lab Technicians' Federation, while recruiting candidates for the post of Lab technician (GradeIII).
Justice Pushpa Satyanaranaya, disposing a petition filed by the President of the Federation M Satheeshkumar, directed the government to consider the representation of the petitioner to give weightage for the experience also within two weeks.
The petition stated that the members of the association had been working for over eight to 10 years in various departments including AIDS control society, Municipal corporation and Department of Health and Preventive Medicine.
While many had even worked continously for five years, the Chairman had invited applications for the post of lab technician. As per the selection procedure the candidate is required to possess a minimum qualification of 12th standard with a certificate in Medical technology.
Though they had given weightage for marks in certificate courses, they had not given any priority to experienced candidates who were already working as a lab technician on contract basis, thus leading to inequality. The federation had sent a representation to consider their plea, but of no avail.
Hence, the court should direct the government giving weightage of marks for working experience in Tamilnadu AIDS Control Society on Contract Basis and give priority over the other candidates, the petitioner said.