The Calcutta High Commissioner rejects a petition for a fast-track hearing on the Rangers recruitment
KOLKATA, May 25 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court’s Vacation Court on Thursday dismissed a petition for an expedited hearing on a petition challenging an earlier order by a single judge to quash the entire commission in the recruitment of forest rangers by the West Bengal Forest Service.
Earlier, Justice Lapita Bandopadhyay’s office canceled the entire team to recruit 2,000 forest rangers. Some of the shortlisted candidates have approached the divisional court bench arguing that only those who have been illegally secured appointments should be removed from the list and have also appealed for a speedy hearing on the matter.
However, Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay and Judge Partha Sarathy Chatterjee refused to appeal an expedited hearing in the matter. Justice Gangopadhyay directed the petitioners to appeal to a different divisional court on the charge.
Forest rangers were recruited by the state forest department in 2020. However, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court alleging irregularities in the recruitment process.
The Court of Justice Bandopadhyay also accepted charges of irregularities in the recruitment process, and directed the Forest Department to start a new interview process after the commission was abolished. Means must appear again for the new interview process.