PPSC selection of medicos: Case put off

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday adjourned the case pertaining to alleged illegal selections made by former members of Punjab Public Service Commission while recruiting 312 medical officers in 2008-09.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:January 4, 2012 1:04 am

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday adjourned the case pertaining to alleged illegal selections made by former members of Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) while recruiting 312 medical officers in 2008-09. The PPSC has been directed to respond to a scathing report prepared by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau by January 24,when the case will come up for resumed hearing.

The Indian Express was the first to report on February 11,2011,that the PPSC — after a year-long inquiry — had indicted all its members for their “symbiotic and collusive acts” in two drives to fraudulently recruit 312 medical officers in 2008-09.

The Bureau,in its report,had concluded that the “entire process of both the recruitments by PPSC was vitiated from its very inception” and that “the chairman and members of the PPSC have individually and in participative collusion facilitated the selection of the ‘desired’ candidates for considerations other than merit”.

This is the first time that all members of a public service commission have been indicted. Those indicted are the then PPSC chairman and retired IAS officer Sanjit Kumar Sinha (who died last year) and the six former members of the Commission — Ravinder Kaur,D S Mahal,Brig (Retd) D S Grewal,Dr Satwant Singh Mohi,Anil Sarin and Ajaib Singh.

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