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Whether PIL Is Maintainable In Service Matters Is Debatable: Supreme Court

By - King Stubb & Kasiva on December 20, 2023

A Public Interest Litigation was filed in 2017 challenging the appointment of teachers under the Directorate of Education, alleging that the appointed candidates do not have the requisite qualifications to be appointed as teachers. While the Delhi High Court refused to interfere with the appointments after concluding that the candidates bear requisite qualifications, the Hon’ble Apex Court in an SLP (Civil) bearing Diary No (S) 41779/2023 noted that the appointed candidates have already served for 15 years on the post. However, it observed that the question of law as to whether Public Interest Litigation is maintainable in service matters is debatable and is to be looked into in an appropriate case.

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