Petition Filed in HC Against GO Appointing 11 Persons as TNPSC Members

A writ plea has been filed in Madras High Court questioning the validity of a GO dated January 31 by the Personnel & Administrative Reforms

Published: 02nd February 2016 07:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd February 2016 07:09 PM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: A writ plea has been filed in Madras High Court questioning the validity of a GO dated January 31 by the Personnel & Administrative Reforms, which appointed 11 persons, including six lawyers, to constitutional posts of members of the TN Public Service Commission (TNPSC).

In his PIL writ petition, K Balu, president, Forum for Social Justice, contended that the appointments were politically motivated. All the 11 members were rewarded for their loyalty to the ruling party. They were all young and had no experience to hold the constitutional posts.

The appointments were made without following the procedures and guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court. There was no transparency in the appointments and there was no representation to women. Most of them were from one particular community, petitioner said. His prayer was to stay the GO.

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