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HC quashes appointment of four asst profs in AMU

Press Trust of India  |  Allahabad 

The High Court today quashed the appointment of four professors in Muslim University, terming the process as "wholly illegal" and ordered the university authorities to proceed for fresh selection process for the posts as per the law.

The bench of justices and I A Khan quashed the appointments in the and (DSOR) on a plea by Dr Kamal Ullah, a former guest in the department, challenging the recruitment.

Dr Ullah had challenged the appointments contending that the four - Dr Irfan Ali, Dr Shakeel Javed, Dr and Dr were appointed as professors in DSOR despite having applied for the higher post of associate professors and having been interviewed for the same.

The petitioner pointed out that the AMU had advertised several posts of professor, associate and on November 8, 2013 and the four had applied for the posts of associate and had even faced the interview for the same.

Yet the university authorities wrongly appointed them on the posts of assistant professor, Dr Ullah contended.

While quashing their appointment as assistant professors, the bench termed them as "wholly illegal" saying they had neither applied for the said posts nor they faced the interview for the same.

Additionally, the selection committee had no power to downgrade the posts and appoint the candidates on the lower posts of in place of

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 20:35 IST