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HC notice to Pb govt on maintenance of interview records

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The and High today sought a response from the on a PIL seeking that records of job interviews be maintained through audio and video recording for transparency.

A division bench of the comprising justices Kumar Mittal and Amit Rawal issued notices for January 19, 2018 to the and the Punjab Public Service Commission, Patiala.

In the (PIL), of Moga's Rode village contended that the track record of the PPSC was very disappointing.

He referred to a recruitment scandal which took place under the chairmanship of Ravi Sidhu who was eventually convicted on corruption charges.

The petitioner said the Supreme had recently directed the high courts to ensure installation of CCTV cameras in all the lower courts, including tribunals, across the country in a phased manner to ensure transparency in the courts' functioning.

During the arguments, H C Arora, the counsel for the petitioner, referred to a 2009 judgmentof a division bench of the high court which directed the Public Service Commission to maintain records of interviews conducted by it through audio recording, video recording, or otherwise, for the sake of transparency.

The counsel argued that high court may issue similar directions to the Punjab Public Service Commission as well.

He also referred to a notification issued by the Goa Government directing the Goa Public Service Commission to maintain such records of all interviews.

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First Published: Wed, November 15 2017. 18:48 IST