HC upholds disbanding of panel

In 2006, the government appointed a selection committee for recruiting anganwadi workers and in accordance with the Central government circular, kept MLAs out of the selection committee. Following a furore in the Assembly, MLAs were included in the selection committee. The government then appointed 7,194 anganwadi workers.

As many as 154 candidates had challenged the appointment, stating that they were better qualified than some of those selected and that they had been left out as the MLAs had used their powers to appoint less eligible candidates.

A single judge bench, in 2008, quashed the selection committee and also stayed the appointments.

This was challenged by the government. The High Court has also lifted the stay on the appointments. 

The court has given the government four weeks time to absorb the 154 petitioners and if the government delays doing so, it has been told to pay the wages for the period of delay to the petitioners.

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