The Bombay High Court at Goa has restrained the Goa Public Service Commission (GPSC) from issuing any appointment letters to two candidates for the posts of nursing tutors after a petitioner alleged that two candidates are selected to be appointed despite being less qualified than she is according to the advertisement issued.
The High Court bench of M S Jawalkar and M S Sonak also asked the Goa Public Service Commission to explain its position by the next hearing.
“We restrain the respondents from issuing any appointment orders till the next date. The concerned respondents, including the GPSC, have to file an affidavit by the next date clarifying this position,” the High Court said.
A petitioner Ankita Desai approached the court arguing that the essential qualification for the post of ‘tutor’ in the institute of Nursing Education was the possession of a Master's Degree in Nursing from a recognized university and if a candidate with Master's Degree is not available, the candidate possessing Bachelor's Degree could have been considered.
However, she feared that while she had a Master’s Degree, two other candidates who only held Bachelor’s degrees were going to be appointed and were set to be issued appointment letters and hence approached the court seeking relief.