Recruitment by the MPSC for post of Town Planner challenged through a PIL
The recruitment by the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) for the twenty posts of Town Planner in the Urban Land Development Department has been challenged through public interest litigation (PIL) before the Bombay High Court. The advertisement for these 20 posts was issued on August 11, 2008.
It has been alleged that though ten out of the twenty vacancies were reserved for females, no female was appointed even though 68 women had applied. The petitioner Sunil Kate has alleged that a person not having any sports credentials was appointed in the sports category. It has also been claimed in the petition that MPSC filled up the posts through interviews, when the advertisement had stated there would be a written test.
The lawyer of the petitioner has informed that the hearing of the case is posted after two weeks and the division bench headed by Justice A M Khanvilkar has asked to add the candidates who were allegedly recruited wrongly as respondents.
The petitioner has claimed that he had filed an application under the Right to Information Act seeking information about the recruitment, but complete information was not furnished. Against the denial of information, his appeal before the information commissioner is pending.