HC directs Meghalaya govt to constitute scrutiny committee

Posted in August 2012

Shillong, Aug 31 (PTI): The Shillong Bench of the Gauhati High Court Friday directed the Meghalaya government to constitute a high level scrutiny committee to scrutinize and review the records of candidates who had applied for the posts of lower primary school teachers and to submit the report within six months.
"The Principal Secretary Education Department is directed to constitute a high level scrutiny committee of officials without any stigma to scrutinize and review the records? (so as) to ascertain the legality/basis of such selection or non-selection of candidates," Justice A Hazarika and Justice K Meruno of the Division Bench said in an 85-page order.
The Committee may also take beneficial assistance and guidance of the findings recorded legitimately by the CBI in its enquiry report which is under the authority of the state government, the judges said, adding that the government should not "spare" any officer or authority, however high he may be, if any deliberate complicity is found interfering with the selection process.
The direction came after several aggrieved candidates who appeared for the posts of Assistant Lower Primary Teacher in 2009 filed a writ petition in the high court charging the Director of the Directorate of Elementary and Mass Education (DEME) for manipulation of marks of candidates.

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