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Madras HC to Centre: Explain the Reason for Postal Recruitment Exam Cancellation

The Madras High Court has directed the Centre to file a reply explaining the administrative reasons due to which it was compelled to cancel postal recruitment examinations scheduled next month in Tamil Nadu.

Jul 24, 2019 11:59 IST
Madras HC to Centre for Postal Recruitment Exam Cancellation

The Madras High Court has directed the Centre to file a reply explaining the administrative reasons due to which it was compelled to cancel postal recruitment examinations scheduled next month in Tamil Nadu. Court has given the direction during the hearing of on a public litigation petition in context to the cancellation of postal recruitment examinations in the state.

The Madras High Court has given the direction to the Ministry of Communications, the Department of Posts and the Chief Post Master General to explain the reason behind the cancellation of the exam.

It is noted that the Centre had recently cancelled the Postal Department Exams in Tamil Nadu as there was an opposition from various political parties for the issue of conduct the examination. Exam was to be conducted only in English and Hindi and it has excluded Tamil as one of the languages for the tests.

Petitioner has challenged the exclusion of Tamil as one of the languages for the exams conducted for recruitment to posts of postman and mail guard, among others, in the postal department.

It is to noted that just after the PIL was filed by the petitioner, Assistant Director, Recruitment, Tamil Nadu postal circle also filed a counter affidavit which stated the decision to cancel the exams slated for August 8 and 25 following the decision by Postal Directorate, New Delhi, vide its July 18 letter.

As per the direction by the Madras High Court, now the concerned authorities have to explain the administrative reasons which compelled them to cancel the recruitment to posts of postman and mail guard, among others, in the postal department. It has also directed to answer all the queries raised by the court in the issue.

The court also ordered the authorities to produce the concerned documents and other facts to August 5 for further hearing.