Public Service Commission; Indian National Trade Union Congress Vs. State [Kerala High Court, 19-12-2016]

The word ‘may’ occurring in Section 3 of the Kerala Public Service Commission (Additional Functions as respects Certain Corporations and Companies) Act, 1970 can not be read as ‘shall’ and it cannot be made mandatory that the Corporations as well as the Board of Directors of Government Companies should consult the […]

Service Law; Beena D. Vs. Radha Lekshmi Vilasam (RLV) College of Music and Fine Arts, Tripunithura [Kerala High Court, 07-07-2016]

Rule 39 of Part II KS & SSR – The delay on the part of the Government as well as the PSC has quite adversely affected the rights of the petitioner to be considered against the regular posts of Lecturer in ‘Bharathanatyam’ despite her acquisition of the qualifications and availability […]

Suitability Test; Kerala Public Service Commission Vs. Sammon K.S. [Kerala High Court, 11-11-2015]

Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 – Sections 32 & 33 – Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) – Suitability test in respect of the physically handicapped candidates – Where the suitability of a particular post or posts for the appointment of physically handicapped persons has […]

PSC : Purpose of preparing a Supplementary List

The Kerala High Court on 31 August, 2011 in Liji P.R. Vs. State of Kerala, 2012 (2) KLJ 518 : 2012 (2) KHC 293 held that “if supplementary lists could not be operated after exhaustion of the main list such candidates included in supplementary lists cannot contend that they should be brought over […]

Service Law; K.K. Udayan Vs. Kerala Agro-Mechinery Corporation Ltd. [Kerala High Court, 12-04-2011]

Service Law – The recruiting agency like Union/State Public Service Commission is not vested with any power to deviate from the qualifications prescribed in the notification for the purpose of recruitment. Once certain norms are indicated in the notification for selection, those norms should be strictly followed.