For any employee, any form of punishment is good enough to realise his/her mistake but suspension and dismissal are construed to be harsh punishments.
Finally High Court has come to the rescue of SDM and stayed the suspension.
The issue relates back to the filing of defamation case by delinquent employee against the industries minister Vipul Goel who has passed adverse remarks about the him and his father who was a former leader of opposition in INLD.
The State’s counsel argued that defamation case has nothing to do with the suspension as the officer remained absent on previous 11 such meetings and therefore he was rightly suspended.
State presented complete stock of leaves that officer has taken i.e 60 in 2018 whereas only 15 can be availed.
Therefore , showcause notices were also issued but the erring official doesn’t paid any heed and continued misconduct as per state’s contention.
But the High Court was not convinced with the argument as no adverse inference can be drawn from the ACR’s (Annual Confidential Report ) of the SDM.
For present the High Court stayed the suspension till next date. Meanwhile a detailed order is still awaited .
Once again a power struggle between a government official and politician is put to rest by none other than courts of this country.
Where there is influence , there are courts for intervention . Remember!
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