Court to decide fate of PRIST passouts on Wednesday
Author Images News Network - Tuesday, 05 06 2012 11:52
Srinagar, June 04: The High Court is scheduled to announce its verdict in the case relating to non consideration of PRIST University (Tamil Nadu) awarded degrees through distance mode on Wednesday. The case involves the fate of almost 2000 youth from Kashmir who had been selected as teachers but could not join the services because of a court order by local PRIST pass outs.
On May 01, this year the court had reserved its final verdict into the string of petitions filed by the aggrieved candidates.
“The judgment in the case is slated to be announced by Justice Mansoor A Mir on Wednesday June 06. The case is listed at serial number one for judgment”, a court official told Kashmir Images.
The aggrieved candidates had managed a stay on the operation of the selection list of almost 2000 teachers in different districts of Kashmir.
Earlier on December 27, High Court had directed respondent authorities including JK Service Selection Board to file objections to petitions for not considering certificates of candidates who had secured degrees from Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science and Technology (PRIST) Tamil Nadu and other such universities whose distance mode degrees are not recognized by the SSB, JKPSC, Kashmir University, Jammu University and IGNOU.
The Court then clubbed all 31 petitions seeking directions to the government and the SSB for considering degrees issued by the PRIST and other such universities for selections against government vacancies.
While opposing the petition, SSB has already rejected certificates of PRIST University saying degrees issued through distance mode are not genuine and acceptable. However, SSB has said that it will consider only those distance mode degrees which are from KU, JU and are recognized by the UGC.
The SSB and the government have maintained in the Court that universities like PRIST cannot impart education through distance mode outside the Tamil Nadu where the university is located. As per the UGC norms they cannot setup distance centers in other states.