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P.J.JOSEPH v. STATE OF KERALA, REP. BY ITS - WA No. 1403 of 2007  RD-KL 10379 (15 June 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMWA No. 1403 of 2007()
1. STATE OF KERALA, REP. BY ITS
2. THE HON'BLE HIGH COURT OF KERALA,
For Petitioner :SMT.S.KARTHIKA
For Respondent : No Appearance
The Hon'ble MR. Justice K.S.RADHAKRISHNAN The Hon'ble MR. Justice ANTONY DOMINIC
O R D E RK.S.Radhakrishnan &
Antony Dominic, JJ.
W.A.No.1403 of 2007
Dated this the 15th day of June, 2007.
Radhakrishnan,J.Appellant herein is functioning as Assistant Public Prosecutor Grade II. He has applied for the post of Munsiff-Magistrate in the Kerala Judicial Service. His application was not entertained on the ground that he was not an approved probationer in the post of Assistant Public Prosecutor. Petitioner has therefore approached this Court praying for a writ of certiorari to quash Clause 4(ii) of Ext.P3 to the extent of stipulating two years of experience in Assistant Public Prosecutor Grade I and II eligible criteria for the post. Petitioner submits that the Recruiting agency has no power to dilute the amended Recruitment Rules (Ext.P7), which notify the post.
2. Question that arises for consideration is as to whether the appellant is entitled to be considered for appointment by transfer without completing a period of two years of probation as Assistant Public Prosecutor Grade II. We are of the view that the prescribed period of service in the feeder category is an essential requirement for WA 1403/07 -: 2 :- a candidate for recruitment by way of transfer. Rule 5 Part II of the General Rules contains the general Rule regarding the method of recruitment. That Rule read with Rule 2(13) in Part I of the General Rules enjoins that a candidate can be recruited by transfer to a service only if his appointment to the service is in accordance with the Rules for recruitment by transfer and if at the time of his first appointment thereto, he is either a full member or an approved probationer in any other service, the Rules for which prescribe a period of probation for members thereof. Two years is the period of probation for an Assistant Public Prosecutor Grade II. Admittedly, petitioner is only a probationer in the category of Assistant Public Prosecutor Grade II. Since the petitioner has not satisfied with the above conditions, he is not entitled to be considered for appointment by transfer as Munsiff- Magistrate. Learned single Judge has rightly rejected the Writ Petition. We find no error in the view expressed by the learned single Judge. Writ Appeal is dismissed. K.S.Radhakrishnan, Judge. Antony Dominic, Judge. ess 15/6
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