February 25, 2009 3:23:24 am
In the ongoing case pertaining to the recruitments of suitable candidates for the vacant posts in the physically challenged categories,the UT Administration submitted details on the steps taken by it to fill such posts in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday.
The affidavit filed by UTs Senior Standing Counsel Anupam Gupta stated the Administration had advertised 68 vacancies for the same.
It also pointed out that a meeting of all heads of departments/offices/boards/corporations of the Chandigarh Administration was convened by the UT Home Secretary on February 10. The issue of filling up of vacancies reserved for disabled persons was considered and steps were initiated immediately to fill up such posts.
Consequently,68 vacancies in various departments/ offices/ boards and corporations were identified and advertised for recruitment,the affidavit read.
Regarding the information pertaining to the backlog of vacancies reserved for disabled persons,the Administration sought more time by taking the plea that it was in the process of collecting information from various departments/ boards/ corporations and offices.
The Division Bench of Punjab and Haryana High Court,comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice Hemant Gupta,in the previous hearing of the case earlier this month,had asked UT Administration to provide details of the vacant posts in the disabled categories. The next date of hearing in the case has been fixed for May 7 and UT Administration has been asked to furnish the remaining details by April 30.
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