Allahabad HC Dismisses Petitions Seeking to Fill Up Vacant Posts of Police and PAC Constable Recruitment 2015

The Allahabad High Court on Monday dismissed a clutch of petitions filed for the recruitment of selected candidates on posts that remained vacant in the 2015 Police and PAC Constable Recruitment 2015 by reducing the merit and by not carrying forward the three thousand advertised posts. 

Referring to the decision of the Supreme Court, Justice M.C tripathi observed that if there is no rule, then merely being selected does not give the right to appointment. Also, the government is not bound to fill up all the advertised posts. The decision of the Supreme Court is binding on the High Court, so no relief can be given in this matter.

Justice MC Tripathi has given the said order while dismissing the petitions of many candidates including Ajay Prakash Mishra and 216 others. It was said in the petitions that all the petitioners were selected and successfully got more than 191.6 marks in cut off merit. 

According to the Police Recruitment Rules, the vacant posts will be filled under the same recruitment. Some candidates were rejected due to fake marksheets. Some failed the medical test. Due to this, three thousand posts of civil police and PAC constables could not be filled. 

The Court accepted the contention of State that t mere participation in different stages of selection process does not vest any indefeasible right to a candidate much less a legitimate expectation to be included in the select list.

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