The High Court issued a stay order today on a circular issued by the Directorate General of Health Services to recruit 143 people for various posts including Yunani and Ayurvedic doctors for three months.
The court issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why the online application process outlined in the August 18 circular should not be declared illegal.
Seven people, including the secretary of health and family welfare, the director-general of the health directorate and the chairman of the University Grants Commission have been asked to respond within four weeks.
The bench of Justice Abu Taher Mohammad Saifur Rahman and Justice Mohammad Ali issued the ruling based on a petition.
The writ was filed by two students of Hamdard University because the name of the university was not included in the directorate’s circular.
Barrister ABM Altaf Hossain stood for the petitioners and Deputy Attorney General Pratikar Chakma stood for the state.
Barrister Altaf said that the students of Hamdard University couldn’t apply for jobs because the name of the university wasn’t mentioned in the circular. They filed the writ petition to challenge the circular.