WP(C) 2879/2016. Gauhati High Court

Case NumberWP(C) 2879/2016
Judgement DateMarch 02, 2021
CourtGauhati High Court

WP(C) No.2879 of 2016

B E F O R E

HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE SUMAN SHYAM

02.03.2017

He a rd Mr. S. Isla m, le a rne d c o unse l fo r the p e titio ne r. Also he a rd Mr. A. C ha kra b o rty, le a rne d G o ve rnme nt Ad vo c a te , Assa m, a p p e a ring o n b e ha lf o f re sp o nd e nt No s.1, 3 a nd 4, Mr. G . Ba ishya , 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 .2 a s we ll a s Mr. A. K. Bhuya n, le a rne d Sta nd ing C o unse l, BTC , a p p e a ring o n b e ha lf o f re sp o nd e nt No s.5 a nd 6.

The c a se o f the writ p e titio ne r, a s p ro je c te d in the writ p e titio n, is tha t he wa s o rig ina lly a p p o inte d a s a Blo c k De ve lo p me nt O ffic e r (BDO ) und e r Re g ula tio n 3(f) o f the Assa m Pub lic Se rvic e C o mmissio n (Limita tio n o f Func tio ns) Re g ula tio n, 1951, p ursua nt whe re to he ha d jo ine d his d utie s o n 20.06.1984 in the Ba lija n De ve lo p me nt Blo c k in the d istric t o f G o a lp a ra und e r the d e p a rtme nt o f Pa nc ha ya t a nd Rura l De ve lo p me nt, Assa m. The re a fte r, the se rvic e o f the p e titio ne r wa s re g ula rize d b y issuing no tific a tio n d a te d 01.06.2001 g iving re tro sp e c tive e ffe c t to the sa me fro m 12.05.1994. O n 31.03.2016 the p e titio ne r re tire d fro m se rvic e o n a tta ining the a g e o f sup e ra nnua tio n. The g rie va nc e o f the p e titio ne r is tha t his p e nsio n ha s no t b e e n se ttle d b y the d e p a rtme nt till d a te . Tha t a p a rt, the a rre a r sa la ry p a ya b le to the p e titio ne r fo r the p e rio d fro m 12.05.1994 to 01.06.2001 ha s a lso no t b e e n p a id to him a ltho ug h o the r simila rly situa te d p e rso ns ha ve b e e n g ive n the b e ne fit o f suc h a rre a r sa la ry.

Mr. C ha kra b o rty, le a rne d G o vt. Ad vo c a te , ha s invite d the a tte ntio n o f this C o urt to the c o unte r-a ffid a vit file d b y the re sp o nd e nt no .1 to c o nte nd tha t the p e titio ne r wa s a b se nt fro m

d uty d uring the p e rio d fro m 20.05.2014 to 31.12.2014 i.e . 165 d a ys a nd the sa id p e rio d o f a b se nc e ha s no t b e e n re g ula rize d b y the d e p a rtme nt till d a te a s it is no t kno wn whe the r the p e titio ne r wo uld b e e ntitle d to le a ve fo r suc h a lo ng p e rio d . He sub mits tha t the d e p a rtme nt ha d so ug ht the re sp o nse o f the re sp o nd e nt No .2 in the ma tte r whic h is still a wa ite d .

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