High Court Stays CAT Order, Asks PSC Not To Finalize Selection

High Court Stays CAT Order, Asks PSC Not To Finalize Selection



High Court Stays CAT Order, Asks PSC Not To Finalize Selection



Srinagar, September 10 : 



The High Court stayed a Central Administrative Tribunal’s order regarding selection of Range Officer, Grade-I Forest (Territorial) posts after some aggrieved female candidates have challenged constitutional validity of SRO 359 of 1970 with the contention that it prescribes a common height (5 feet 6 inches) for men and women in the selection adding that the SRO is discriminatory in nature.

As against this, the petitioners contended that a number of surveys show that the average height of female is less than average height of male in J&K and therefore, treating “unequals as equals” violates Article 14 and 16 of the Constitution of India.

After hearing, a division bench of Justices Ali Muhammad Magrey and Vinod Chatterji Koul stayed CAT's order& issued notice to government and the PSC for their response to the petition by September 28 with further direction to the respondents not to finalize the selection in question.”

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