CHANDRA MOHAN PANDE AND ANR. Vs. STATE OF UTTARANCHAL & OTHERS
HIGH COURT OF UTTARAKHAND (FROM: NAINITAL)
Chandra Mohan Pande
State of Uttaranchal and others
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(1.)MR . Manoj Tewari, learned counsel for the petitioner, canvassed before us a settled proposition that suspension can not be as a matter of course. The suspension can be resorted to by the department having regard to the nature of charge, its gravity and implication. According to learned counsel, the suspension is without application of mind. We heard him at length. He has also referred certain documents.
(2.)UNDISPUTEDLY , certain contractors carried work of widening of the road even in absence of acceptance of their bid or contract. This aspect certainly has a serious implication. The department has already suspended the Executive Engineer, who is facing inquiry. In the instant suspension of the Assistant Engineers, we do not see any impropriety. We, therefore, do not propose to interfere with.
However, the department shall frame charge and complete the inquiry expeditiously. The writ petition is dismissed.
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