NLSF alleges flouting of reservation norms in judicial service examination

DIMAPUR, JUNE 14 (MExN): The Nagaland Law Students’ Federation (NLSF) has alleged that the rules and regulation governing the recent recruitment of the Grade-III posts of Nagaland Judicial Service, 2018 was blatantly flouted by the recruiting bodies.

The allegation pertains to the recently declared result to the August 1, 2018 advertisement for three (3) grade III post of Nagaland Judicial Service.

The Federation quoting the Nagaland Judicial Rules 2006, Rule 8(1) stated that the appointment to the service is subject to the order regarding special representation for SC/ST, issued by the Government of Nagaland from time to time.

As such, the notification issued by the Government of Nagaland in respect of the said reservation states, “100% vacancies for appointment of gazetted and technical grade posts under government have been reserved for the Indigenous Scheduled Tribes of the state and the remaining 20 % vacancies of gazetted and technical posts for direct recruitment have been kept open for both local and non-local candidate against the 20 %.”

Vacancies should be determined from the top or anywhere in the merit list so long as the vacancy does not exceed 20 % of the total number of posts in a single recruitment, the notification further stated.

However, the Federation alleged that the recruiting agencies totally ignored the reservation norms with regard to Nagaland state.

It also pointed out that the only candidate from Nagaland was recruited due to her merit as she stood 2nd rank in the exam.

In this connection, the federation has demanded that the recruiting agencies of Nagaland Judicial Service explain as to where the reservation was given to the Nagaland candidates for the said examination.