30K vacant posts of Sub-Inspectors & Constables: Patna High Court calls for action taken report from Bihar Government

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The State Government is recently asked to file a status report regarding filling up the posts of Sub-Inspectors and Constables in the state of Bihar.

At this point in time, there are more than 30,000 posts which are lying vacant, informed by the Bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar. The period of four weeks to file the status report is given to the State Government by the court, pursuant to order dated 05.02.2020.

As per direction of courts order dated 05.02.2020, the State Government selection agency to take steps for filing up all the vacant posts. The continuous monitoring the matter regarding filling up the posts of Sub-Inspectors and Constables in the State of Bihar is done by the court.

The learned counsel for the State submitted that affidavit of compliance and action taken report pursuant to courts order dated05.02.2020 will be filed within period of four weeks and also the process of recruitment is on.

Further hearing of the matter is listed on 27.11.2020

In August 2019 The Patna High Court remarked in this matter, “To our mind, the stifling of (recruitment) process by the bureaucracy itself indicates apathy on the part of the Government in not giving priority to the basic needs of the citizens at large. This prima facie amounts to a failure on the part of the Government in not providing infrastructure or adequate facilities for recruitment in order to fulfill the immediate needs which are not only urgent but fall within the first constitutional duties of the states.”


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