Supreme court confirms search for jobs
Supreme Court of India on Thursday confirmed a request from an NGO for a court order to search for vacant positions of companies.
In the petition filed in the Delhi High Court, the Delhi-based National Union of Students, an umbrella body for the student body, asked the apex court to make an order to allow them to search vacancies for vacant jobs on its website.
In its petition, the NGO, which is also a citizen’s group, alleged that it had received information that several vacancies had been filled by companies without being given to the public.
It said the vacancies were not filled by anyone but by their employees.
In a recent order, the Supreme Court had ordered a probe into the issue.
The petitioner sought an order for a preliminary probe and also sought the removal of the advertisement of vacancies posted by the companies.
It also sought that a probe be conducted by the court to find out whether vacancies were advertised by non-government bodies, including the government, the Reserve Bank of India, and other government bodies.
The court also ordered the registration of the petitions.
In its response, the apex order said it will consider the petition and order a final hearing.
The petition filed by the Delhi government also sought an injunction, which the court granted.
In an order dated February 16, the court had said that the advertisements were misleading and the advertisement did not meet the requirements of the relevant sections of the law.
The apex court in a separate order on December 10, 2016 had directed the state government to provide information about vacancies in the employment market.
The order had also directed the department of industrial policy and promotion to submit an update on the progress of the investigation into the advertisements and to submit the report within two weeks.