… orders BBS to recruit the plaintiff 

Thinley Namgay 

The High Court (HC) upheld the judgement of Trongsa dzongkhag’s court and ordered Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) to recruit the plaintiff as Dzongkha producer and anchor.

HC passed the judgment on August 27.

The plaintiff filed the case against BBS on June 12, 2019, in Trongsa dzongkhag court alleging BBS of manipulating the result and not recruiting him although he was on standby.

BBS announced the vacancy for two people as Dzongkha producer and anchor on April 4, 2019. When the results were declared on April 26 that year, the plaintiff was in the third position. However, when the candidate who secured the first position withdrew his candidature, BBS refused to recruit the plaintiff.

Trongsa dzongkhag’s court on June 9 this year passed the judgment and ordered BBS to recruit the plaintiff as a Dzongkha producer and anchor from July 1.

HC’s judgment stated that the plaintiff secured first in written exam, fourth in feasibility exam, and fifth in the oral test.

It stated that after one candidate withdrew, BBS should recruit the candidate in the third position as per section 27 of the labour ministry’s recruitment and selection regulation.

When BBS appealed to the HC, the management claimed that the plaintiff cannot be recruited as he was involved in fraudulent practices before the final result was declared.

Both lower court and HC found the plaintiff did not use fraudulent practices as BBS management claimed. The court stated that the plaintiff had stood third based on his capability.

BBS can appeal to the Supreme Court within 10 days.

Edited by Tashi Dema