UPSC candidates have no right to cadre of choice: SC

UPSC candidates have no right to cadre of choice: SC

NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: The Supreme Court has said that successful civil services aspirants have no right to be allocated a cadre of their choice or their home state. The Apex Court also noted that before selection they opt to serve anywhere in the country with eyes open but later scramble for home cadre.

The observation of the top court came on an appeal of the Central government against a verdict of the Kerala High Court which had asked it to grant home cadre Kerala to A Shainamol, a woman IAS officer who was posted in Himachal Pradesh.

A  bench comprising Justices Hemant Gupta and V Ramasubramanian set aside the verdict of the High Court asking the Centre to grant Kerala cadre to the woman IAS officer.

The historic judgment in the Mandal case was also cited by the apex court to observe that the candidate belonging to the SC/ST or OBC category if found suitable by the Union Public Services Commission(UPSC) for selection on merits under general category, shall be appointed against unreserved vacancies.

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