Srinagar: High Court (HC) on Friday ruled out the jurisdiction of CAT over a plea challenging the fresh selection process by J&K Bank for 350 posts of PO and 1500 Banking Associates.
“It is held that the CAT does not have the jurisdiction under Section 14 in relation to the subject matter of controversy in the instant case; and, further, that this Court continues to have the jurisdiction in relation thereto to entertain this petition,” a bench of Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey said in his order.
Earlier, On 17th of June, the High Court had issued a notice to government over the cancellation of the selection process for filling up the posts of probationary officers and banking associates in the J&K Bank.
A bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey then ordered the J&K Bank to postpone till further orders the date of availability of the link for online registration of candidature by the prospective candidates pursuant to a fresh notification, issued on June 1 this year, for 350 probationary officers and 1500 banking associates vacancies.
On April 18, the J&K High Court had issued ten days’ notice to the government and to the J&K Bank to file response in a plea challenging the cancellation of selection process for the posts of Probationary Officers and Banking Associates.