No more back door appointments in Kerala, HC direction
No more back door appointments in Kerala, HC direction

The Kerala High Court on Thursday directed all the appointments, regularising all those who have completed ten years in semi-government and other such bodies, to be stayed.

The High court intervened after six petitions sought the intervention of the court in the wake of several reports of back door appointments being made by the Pinarayi Vijayan government, with just a few weeks left for the assembly polls.

The court however said this new directive will not be applicable to all those people whose employment postings have been made and who have joined work, till Thursday. This would be applicable to those posts where the posting procedures are currently on. The court has posted the case for further hearing on March 12.

The Congress-led opposition and the BJP have been holding protests across the state over the way the Vijayan government has been regularising temporary employees who have completed 10 years of service in state public sector and semi-government organisations, when new appointments have not been made by the Kerala Public Service Commission -- the Constitutional body that makes appointments to all government posts.

For the past one month the state secretariat has been seeing huge protests organized by those who have qualified for government jobs, but no appointments are being made. They have attacked the Vijayan government for allegedly giving jobs to their cadres and supporters

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