The High Court of Madhya Pradesh recently directed a Government Medical College to issue appointment letter to the Petitioner, who was a successful candidate for the post of Assistant Professor in the said Institution.
The case of the Petitioner was that she had appeared for the interview round for the post of Assistant Professor in a Government Medical College at District Vidisha. She was later declared to be a successful candidate under the general category. However, the College did not issue the letter of appointment even after 40 days of announcing the result. She argued that due to some political pressure, the authority concerned was trying to recruit some other candidate instead of her. She further submitted that despite having shortage of faculty in medical colleges across the State, the authorities are dragging their feet to issue her the appointment letter.
Taking cognizance of the submissions made by the Petitioner, Justice Sanjay Dwivedi directed the authority concerned to issue her the appointment letter within 15 days of receiving the Court’s order-
In view of the above, this petition is disposed of with a direction to respondent No.3 to take appropriate step for giving appointment to the selected candidates including the petitioner without wasting any further time. If there is any obstacle in giving the appointment, the reasons be recorded and communicated to the petitioner.
It is expected that aforesaid exercise shall be carried out within a period of 15 days from submitting copy of this order.
However, the Court clarified that it has not expressed any views on the merits of the case. With the aforesaid directions, the petition was disposed off.
Case Title: DR. SURYA TIWARI v. THE STATE OF MADHYA PRADESH AND ORS.
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