Invitation of Fresh Panel for Wardens/Asstt. Wardens in G&B Hostels challenged in CATCAT admits Application, issues Notice to Secys. GAD, Edu. & Ors


JAMMU, JUNE 15: The Jammu Bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) comprising Member Administrative Bhagwan Sahai and Member Judicial Rakesh Sagar Jain has admitted an application filed by 08 Wardens and 03 Assistant Wardens of Gujjar and Bakerwal Hostels of J&K Union Territory challenging communication No.PS/Edu/TE/Prl/ Secy /2020 dated May, 27, 2020 whereby Commiss ioner/Secretary, School Education Department requested Director School Education Jammu/Ka shmir to furnish the panel of suitable/eligible persons for posting as Warden/ Assistant Warden in Gujjar and Bakerwal Hostels of J&K U.T.
After hearing Advocate Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed with Advocate Sheikh Najeeb Ashraf through virtual mode, the Bench headed by Member Judicial Rakesh Sagar Jain issued notices to the Commissioner /Secretary to Govt. of J&K GAD, School Education Department, Tribal Affairs Department, Director School Education Jammu/Kashmir and Secretary Advisory Board for the Development of Gujjar and Bakerwal, Jammu through e-mail or physical form to file reply in four weeks from today.
The Bench directed the Registry to put up this matter on July, 8, 2020 for consideration of interim relief. During the course of arguments Advocate S.S. Ahmed invited the attention of the Bench towards Govt. Order No.356-GAD of 2015 dated March, 13, 2015 which is the policy regarding posting of Wardens/ Assistant Wardens in various State Advisory Boards and it was further submitted that a Committee has been appointed to recommend appointment of Wardens/ Assistant Wardens in Gujjar and Bakerwal Hotels with Administrative Secretary GAD as Convener and it was clearly laid down in the said Policy that GAD shall obtain a panel of eligible Lecturers/ Headma sters/Masters with outstanding service career from School Education Department for their posting as Wardens/ Assistant Wardens in various Hostels including Gujjar and Bakerwal Hostels and further the orders of deputation of Wardens/ Assistant Wardens shall be issued by GAD after seeking approval of Hon’ble Chief Minister (Chairman of the Advisory Board).

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