Cancellation of appointment by Recruitment Committee was not Lawful/submission of domicile certificate after cutoff date

2020 P L C (C.S.) 220
[Sindh High Court]

District Recruitment Committee was not competent to cancel appointment of the petitioner

Civil service—Appointment against the post of Primary School Teacher—Submission of domicile certificate after cutoff date fixed in the advertisement—Cancellation of appointment by the District Recruitment Committee—Scope—Petitioner having qualified written test and interview was appointed as Primary School Teacher but her appointment was cancelled by District Recruitment Committee on the premise that she had submitted her domicile certificate after cutoff date as mentioned in the advertisement—Validity—Petitioner had already been declared successful candidate in written test and interview and appointed for the post in question—Submission of domicile certificate after cutoff date did not debar the petitioner for appointment and she should have been afforded time to do the needful—District Recruitment Committee was not competent to cancel appointment of the petitioner as decisive step had already been taken by issuance of offer letter and appointment in favour of petitioner coupled with her joining of service—Decision of District Recruitment Committee for cancellation of appointment of petitioner for the post in question was erroneous and not sustainable under the law—Constitutional petition was allowed, accordingly.

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