The Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Monday permitted the J&K Bank to open online registration of candidature by the prospective candidates for the posts of probationary officers and banking associates.
A single bench headed by Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey said that court is of the view that it would be appropriate to open the link and proceed with selection process.
“However, the final selection list of candidates shall not be drawn , issued or published by the Bank / respondents unless orders in this regard are sought from the Court if the matter is not finally decided till then and remains sub judice before the Court,” the Court ordered.
The Court, however, reserved the order on whether it has jurisdiction to entertain the writ petition.
“ So far as the second issue raised by the learned Advocate General on the previous date of hearing that since CAT Act is applicable to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, and the Bank having been declared as a public authority, this court does not have the jurisdiction to entertain this writ petition, this court heard the arguments in this regard in some detail. The orders in that regard are reserved,” the Court said.
However, the Court observed that prima facie the argument raised on behalf of the Advocate General does not seem to be supported by Section 14 of the CAT Act34