Order on Scout SC candidate posting in Tangedco upheld

It’s the petitioner Priyadarshini’s case that without considering her outstanding scout certificate and the 29.283 marks, nine other candidates who had scored less than her were considered on the ground that they fall under priority category.
Order on Scout SC candidate posting in Tangedco upheld

Chennai

Holding that it is evident that being an outstanding scout is one of the criteria to be considered in public appointment, a division bench of the Madras High Court upheld a single judge’s order which directed Tangedco to appoint an SC candidate who sought priority in her appointment as Assistant Engineer for being an outstanding scout and falling within the cut off marks meant for preferential candidates. 
The division bench comprising Justice R Subbiah and Justice C Saravanan before whom the appeal moved by Tangedco came up refused to interfere with single judge’s order, which relied on Rule 55 of the of the Tamil Nadu State and Subordinate Service Rules for various State and Subordinates Services, which clearly stated that for appointment to any post by direct recruitment, when other things are equal, preference shall be given to outstanding scout. 
“Merely because Tangedco has not adopted the said G.O., it does not mean that they can reject the candidature of the petitioner, who has produced the award of the President of India at the time of her interview. In fact, the Single Judge, by comparing the marks secured by other candidates, concluded that preference has to be given to the petitioner,” the bench said. 
It’s the petitioner Priyadarshini’s case that without considering her outstanding scout certificate and the 29.283 marks, nine other candidates who had scored less than her were considered on the ground that they fall under priority category.

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