HMUN SIAMDINGA DARLONG Vs. STATE OF MEGHALAYA
HIGH COURT OF MEGHALAYA
Hmun Siamdinga Darlong
STATE OF MEGHALAYA
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PRAFULLA C.PANT, J. -
(1.) HEARD .
(2.) IN both the above writ petitions, the petitioners have prayed that the requirement of "Diploma in Printing and Graphic Arts" mentioned in Schedule II relating to Sub Rule (4) of Rule 7 of Printing and Stationery (Technical) Service Rules, 1995 for promotion to the post of Assistant Director, be declared unconstitutional and ultravires of fundamental rights of the petitioners.
Heard learned counsel for the parties and perused the paper and records.
(3.) BRIEF facts of the case are that the writ petitioner Thomas Hmun Siamdinga Darlong (for brevity Shri Darlong) possesses a diploma in the trade of Composing and Printing awarded by the Don Bosco Technical School, Shillong (Press Department), to him on 1st December 1973. The writ petitioner Ambrose Krian Singh Tynsiar (for brevity Mr Tynsiar) obtained National Trade Certificate of Printing Machine Operator after getting through the examination held by the National Council for Printing in Vocational Trade by Govt. of India, held on 27/28.07.1982 before that he completed training in "Hand Composition and Printing Machine Operator" from Don Bosco Technical School, Shillong, (Press Department). The writ petitioner Shri Darlong was initially appointed as "Counter" in the Binding Section of the Government Press vide order dated 07.07.1975 and promoted to the post of "Copy Holder" in the year 1978. Another writ petitioner Tynsiar was initially appointed as "Distributor" in the Government of Meghalaya Press, Shillong in the year 1983 and promoted as "Copy Holder" in the year 1988. Thereafter, he was promoted as "Desk Top Printers Publishing Operator" vide Memorandum dated 10.11.1992. On 06.07.1998. He (Mr Tynsiar) was then promoted as "Officiating Foremen" and confirmed in the year 2003. Meanwhile, Shri Darlong, also after being promoted to the post of "Desk Top Printers Publishing Operator" was promoted as "Officiating Foremen" in May, 1998 and confirmed vide order dated 08.07.2003.;
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