• Court cases hitting jobs: Mamata Banerjee
    Times of India | 25 November 2022
  • KOLKATA: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed her frustration at the number of court petitions that were getting in the way of fresh recruitment attempts by the state. During question hour in the assembly, Banerjee said that fighting these cases had led to draining of the state exchequer.

    “Whenever we are making a recruitment bid to fill up vacant posts, someone is moving court and obtaining a stay on recruitment,” she said. “I would like to request everyone to ensure speedy disposal of cases. Bicharer bani jeno nirabe nibrite na kande (let there be no delay in getting justice),” the chief minister added.

    Banerjee said that the hiring process could not take place if the opposition moved court at the drop of a hat. “The opposition needs to understand this,” she said.

    The CM also announced her resolve to continue with the Duare Ration scheme, even after the Calcutta High Court division bench ruledon two different occasions that the drive had no legal sanction.

    “I will go to the end with the Duare Ration scheme. Ami eka khabo aar kauke khete debona, ta hobe na (I will have it and won’t allow anyone to have a share won’t work),” she said.

    The CM appealed to the judiciary to have a rethink on the matter. Two single benches of the HC had initially upheld the scheme.

    Banerjee’s remarks in the assembly came after TET candidates moved the HC challenging the state government’s May job notification. A few days ago, a division bench, while hearing one such plea, also held that no recruitments would be possible if petitioners moved court in such a manner.
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