According to the petitioner, illegal, irregular and back-door appointments in various departments in Puducherry government are frequently done by the authorities, violating their own Government Orders (GOs) and contrary to the principles laid down by the Supreme Court.
The judge noted that several appointments were made without giving equal opportunity to all eligible candidates and “the appointments were made based on favoritism and nepotism and at the whims and fancies of the authorities”.
The temporary appointments were regularised after some time. Such practice resulted not only in unconstitutionality, but also the basic right of equal opportunity in public employment is denied to the eligible aspirants.
The candidates were all aspiring to secure a job through open competitive process. Thus, the issue raised by the petitioner in this regard is serious and has got a larger repercussion in the matter of public appointments, the judge said and gave the direction. PTI COR KH KH