HC fines Haryana Rs 25,000 for not filing an affidavit just in the case challenging promotion policy for civil engineers2 min read

BY-ZAINAB JAVED

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has imposed a price of Rs 25,000 on Haryana for not filing in the courtroom an affidavit over a petition challenging discovery of the state irrigation and water assets division for conducting the examination of civil engineers for promotion.
The petitioners, Deepak Kumar and others by their counsel, senior advocate D S Patwalia and advocate Gauravjit S Patwalia, had contended that as per Haryana Service of Engineers, Group-A, Irrigation, and Water Resource Department Act, 2010, the promotion must be made on the thought of seniority-cum-merit record and as per Rule 7(3), the names of the officers must be organized on the record within the order of inter se seniority of group providers individually for civil, mechanical, pc and an electrical cadre.
The record is additionally despatched to a fee along with the paperwork which states that there isn’t any provision in these guidelines to examine giving good things about leisure.
It was additional argued that promotions concerning mechanical and electrical cadres have already been made however within the case of civil cadre, the division has decided to examine these candidates who’ve not accomplished 8 years’ service, which is a crucial eligibility qualification for promotion to the submit of govt engineer, and a discover dated November 24, 2020, for conducting the departmental examination is towards the principles.
The HC after taking note of the plea on 27th November 2020, had directed the State to file which will clarify the number of candidates who had been promoted to the submit of govt engineer within the mechanical as well as electrical cadre after giving the great thing about leisure and without conducting the examination.
The State in its reply on December 22, 2020, had submitted that it’s getting to file an affidavit giving total deem on whether conducting of examination is to be executed after amending the principles and if a govt engineer qualifies within the examination, is he/she required to require part another time for getting the good thing about leisure if the promotion is to be made. The State nevertheless later didn’t file the affidavit. On February 23, when the matter came up for taking note of, the State counsel sought overtime for filing the mandatory affidavit.
The bench of Justice Mahabir Singh Sindhu, held, “Two weeks’ longer granted to the State subject to payment of the cost of Rs 25,000.” The bench adjourned the matter for listening to on March 17.

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