WP(C) 7320/2013. Gauhati High Court

Case Number:WP(C) 7320/2013
Judgement Date:February 23, 2021
Court:Gauhati High Court

IN THE G AUHATI HIG H C O URT

(THE HIG H C O URT O F ASSAM, NAG ALAND, MIZO RAM AND ARUNAC HAL PRADESH) PRINC IPAL SEAT AT G UWAHATI

(EXTRAO RDINARY WRIT JURISDIC TIO N)

WP(C ) No .7320 o f 2013

Na zimud d in Ahme d … … … Pe titio ne r

- Ve rsus-

The Sta te o f Assa m & 4 o the rs. … … Re sp o nd e nts

BEFO RE

HO N’BLE MR. JUSTIC E SUMAN SHYAM

Fo r the p e titio ne r : Mr. M. U. Ma hmud , Ad vo c a te .

Fo r the re sp o nd e nts : Mr. D. Da s, Sr. Ad vo c a te .

Mr. H. Na th, Ad vo c a te .

Mr. R. K. D. C ho ud hury,

G o vt. Ad vo c a te , Assa m.

Da te o f he a ring : 23.02.2017. Da te o f Jud g me nt : 23.02.2017.

JUDG MENT AND O RDER (O ra l)

  1. He a rd Mr. M. U. Ma hmud , le a rne d c o unse l fo r the p e titio ne r. Also he a rd Mr. R. K. D. C ho ud hury, le a rne d G o ve rnme nt Ad vo c a te , Assa m, a p p e a ring fo r re sp o nd e nt No s.1, 2 a nd 3 a s we ll a s Mr. D. Da s, le a rne d se nio r c o unse l a ssiste d b y Mr. H. Na th, le a rne d c o unse l, a p p e a ring o n b e ha lf o f re sp o nd e nt No .5.

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  2. The o rd e r d a te d 29.11.2013 b y me a ns o f whic h the re sp o nd e nt No .5 wa s te mp o ra rily p ro mo te d a s Ad d itio na l Se c re ta ry (No n-Te c hnic a l a nd No n-G a ze tte d ) in the Ele c tric a l Lic e nsing Bo a rd , Assa m, is und e r c ha lle ng e in the p re se nt writ p e titio n.

  3. The b rie f fa c tua l ma trix g iving rise to the p re se nt writ p e titio n ma d e b e no tic e d a s fo llo ws : The p e titio ne r wa s initia lly a p p o inte d a s a Typ ist und e r the re sp o nd e nt No .3 vid e o rd e r d a te d 31.12.1981 p ursua nt whe re to he ha d jo ine d in the sa id p o st. The re a fte r, the p e titio ne r wa s p ro mo te d to the p o st o f Se nio r Assista nt (fo rme rly kno wn a s UDA) o n 06.02.2012 und e r the sa me e sta b lishme nt. The ne xt hig he r p o st in the e sta b lishme nt is tha t o f the Ad d itio na l Se c re ta ry. Altho ug h the re is no se rvic e rule fra me d b y the d e p a rtme nt, ye t, a s p e r the p re va iling p ra c tic e , the p o st o f Ad d itio na l Se c re ta ry (No n Te c hnic a l) is usua lly fille d up b y a p p o inting the se nio r mo st UDA. Ac c o rd ing to the p e titio ne r, he wa s the se nio r mo st UDA wo rking und e r the re sp o nd e nt No .3 a nd the re wa s a va c a nc y a va ila b le in the p o st o f Ad d itio na l Se c re ta ry. As suc h, ta king no te o f his se nio rity the re sp o nd e nts o ug...

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