Chandigarh

HIGHCOURT ISSUES NOTICES TO HEALTH DEPTT., DIRECTS ANY APPOINTMENT OF MHW MALE SUBJECT TO DECISION

November 10, 2020 09:27 PM

  Chandigarh (Subhash Jindal)

Panjab and Haryana High court issues notices to the Health and Family Welfare Department of Punjab Government and orders that any appointment to the post of Multipurpose Health Worker (Male) shall remain subject to the decision of the writ petition: 

Acting on a writ petition filed by Jasmail Singh, a contract worker under the Chandigarh Administration, seeking the issuance of appropriate directions to the Baba Farid University, Faridkot to grant him 7 additional marks for experience of 7 years as MPHW (Male) under the Chandigarh Administration, the HC Bench of Justice Harsimran Singh Sethi on Monday issued notices to the State of Punjab and Baba Farid University, Faridkot, for 18th November. The High Court also issued a direction that any appointments made in the meanwhile to the post of MPHW (Male) shall remain subject to the decision of writ petition.

The State of Punjab vide advertisement dated NIL issued in August, 2020, invited applications for 200 posts of Multipurpose Health Worker (Male). The said 200 posts also included 7 posts for SC (R&O) Category. The petitioner who is working on contract basis as MPHW (Male) under Chandigarh Administration had also submitted his application for recruitment to the said post of MPHW (Male).

 

The State of Punjab vide advertisement dated NIL issued in August, 2020, invited applications for 200 posts of Multipurpose Health Worker (Male). The said 200 posts also included 7 posts for SC (R&O) Category. The petitioner who is working on contract basis as MPHW (Male) under Chandigarh Administration had also submitted his application for recruitment to the said post of MPHW (Male).However, realizing that in various other similar cases for recruitment to the post of MPHW (Female), the Baba Farid University had declined to give any additional marks for each year of experience as MPHW (Female) to those candidates, who were working under Chandigarh Administration on contract basis, the petitioner approached the High Court through the instant Civil Writ Petition.

However, realizing that in various other similar cases for recruitment to the post of MPHW (Female), the Baba Farid University had declined to give any additional marks for each year of experience as MPHW (Female) to those candidates, who were working under Chandigarh Administration on contract basis, the petitioner approached the High Court through the instant Civil Writ Petition.

petitioner contented that he was working under the Chandigarh Administration under National Health Mission. His Counsel further argued that National Health Mission is a Nation Level Programme which is conducting its programme in all the States/Union Territories and the said programme is uniform every where. The service conditions of the Multipurpose Health Workers (Male/Female) working under this programme in all the States/Union Territories are same. The petitioner, therefore, contended that he should have been given one additional mark for experience for each year as MPHW (Male) on contract basis.

The petitioner also relied upon a judgment of Supreme Court and another judgment of Division Bench of the High Court, in which it was held that a candidate who had passed 10+2 examination from a school in Chandigarh, is entitled to be treated as having passed the said examination from a school in Punjab, since Chandigarh is the Capital of Punjab. The Counsel for the petitioner, therefore, contended that in the instant case also, the experience of the petitioner as MPHW (Male) under the Health Department of Chandigarh Administration should be treated as is experience in the Health Department in Punjab.

 
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