The present matter is related to two hundred Haryana Government employees of Higher Education Department, where in 2010 the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh granted them benefits of ad-god period. Then the department/government preferred LPA (Letter Patents Appeal) against the single bench order of High Court (HC) was also dismissed in 2011. Further in 2018, Haryana government’s appeal against the High Court order got dismissed by the Supreme Court of India.
Now, the aggrieved employees have preferred execution of the Supreme Court order before the High Court in Chandigarh.
What was granted?
- Seniority from the period the employees worked in department on ad-hoc basis/period ranging from 1974-75 to 1986.
- After a few years, services were regularised by the State Government by executive orders and state service commission
The High Court of Punjab and Haryana upheld the applicability of Punjab Subordinate Educational Rules, 1937 for employees who joined as ad-hoc lecturers for consequential benefits.
Orders by the High Court
The court ordered the department to consider ad-hoc periods for seniority along with all the consequential benefits.
Now the Punjab and Haryana High Court is nearing a contempt petition for execution of the High Court Single Judge’s order.
Re-fixation of seniority will disturb the entire seniority of the teaching staff of the department. Moreover, huge financial liabilities are involved.
It has almost been nine years since the employees have been fighting for their legitimate rights. Legal advice from expert/top CAT Tribunal Chandigarh lawyer/advocate must be sought in similar or related matters.
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