Ahmedabad: A group of students aspiring for a government job has filed a petition against the state government and Gujarat Panchayat service selection board over recruitment of Laboratory Technicians.
In the year 2016, the state government had issued an advertisement for 551 posts of laboratory technicians, responding to it, petitioner Aarthi Pradhan from Surat had sent an application and cleared the written exam of the same with a serial number 23.
However, at the stage of the verification process, the officers orally disqualified her stating that applicant did not fulfill the required education criteria.
As per on the petitioners Aarthi Pradhan, Jyotikumar Bhusara, and Hitesh Dangar, the advertisement required B.Sc in Microbiology, Chemistry or bio-chemistry and she had completed M.Sc with Microbiology which is more than the required qualified then too, she was disqualified.
Aarthi Pradhan said, “The whole communication was verbal and the officers never shared any formal written details. The second criteria required was Diploma in Medical technology. Most the applicants had completed B.Sc in Medical technology, which again should have been given more weight than the diploma. Surprisingly, they were still disqualified.”
The case was presented in the court of justice S.G Shah where he ordered the concerned department to keep three posts vacant till the final verdict in the case was declared. The next hearing of the case has been kept in June 2017. Most of the applicants are already associated with the government on the contractual basis where they have been working in different laboratories.
Noticeably, previous year Gujarat Sub-ordinate Service selection board had issued an advertisement for the post of laboratory Technicians and had appointed students holding a degree of M.Sc. with microbiology.