KATHMANDU, Sept 17: A writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday urging the court to nullify the vacancy for the posts of professors and assistant professors announced by Tribhuvan University (TU).
Advocates Sunil Ranjan Singh and Dipendra Jha filed the petition saying that the advertisement of TU calls for application under open competition, without specifying seats under reservation quotas, which is against the Interim Constitution and the Civil Service Act, 2049.
Citing article 13 (3) of the Interim Constitution which mentions that the state will not make any discrimination against citizens based on class, gender, religion, and languages, the petitioners have asked the SC to scrap the advertisement.
The petitioners have demanded re-advertisement for the posts along with reservation quota. The TU on Monday published a vacancy announcement under open competition for the posts of 49 professors and 57 assistant professors.