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SC rejects plea for appointing OBC candidates against posts reserved for SC/ST in Punjab
The Tribune | 13/03/2022 09:38 AM | Click to read full article
The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking a direction that 595 unfilled posts of elementary trained teachers (ETT) of SC/ST category in Punjab be filled up with OBC candidates, saying the appointing authority doesn’t have the power to do so.
After analysing Section 7 of The Punjab Schedule Castes and Backward Classes (Reservation in Service) Act, 2006, the Bench said, it’s clear that de-reservation for the reserved vacancy by the appointing authority was restricted.