Successful UPSC aspirants have no right to be allocated cadre, place of service of their choice: SC

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New Delhi, Oct 22 (PTI) A successful civil services aspirant has no right to be allocated a cadre or place of appointment of his choice as a candidate for the All India service he opts for serving anywhere in the country with “eyes wide open,” the Supreme Court Friday said.

The historic judgement in the Mandal case was also referred to by the apex court to observe that the candidate belonging to the SC/ST or OBC if found suitable by the UPSC for selection on merits under general category, “shall be appointed against unreserved vacancies”.

The observation of the top court came on the appeal of the Central government against a verdict of the Kerala High Court which had asked it to grant home cadre Kerala to A Shainamol, a Muslim woman IAS officer who was posted in Himachal Pradesh.