Decided on August 29,2019

Rainapati Debbarma Appellant
State Of Tripura And Oirs. Respondents


S. Talapatra, J. - (1.)Heard Mr. Somik Deb, learned counsel appearing for the petitioner as well as Mr. M. Debbarma, learned Addl. G.A. appearing for the respondents.
(2.)By means of this writ petition, the petitioner has urged this court to direct the respondents to act in accordance with the recommendation made by the letters dated 11.04.2014, 02.08.2017 and 31.10.2017 [Annexures-2, 4 and 5 respectively] and to direct further to regularize the petitioner's service in the post of Cook-cum-Masalchi (CCM) (Group-D), under the Department of Secondary Education, Government of Tripura from the date when the regularization of the persons similarly situated, precisely from 17.04.2017, with all arrear salary and other consequential benefits.
(3.)Mr. Somik Deb, learned counsel appearing for the petitioner has stated that the petitioner was initially appointed as a Daily Rated Worker (DRW) on 22.03.1999 and had been discharging all the functions of the Cook-cum-Masalchi/Water Carrier under the Director of School Education, Government of Tripura being posted at Takarjala South High School, Jampuijala [now under the district- Sepahijala, Tripura]. The petitioner was discharging such duties regularly without any blemish whatsoever. On 11.04.2014, the Head Master of the said school wrote a letter to the District Education Officer, West Tripura District, Zonal Office, Kunjaban, Agartala recommending her for regularization. On the basis of the said letter dated 11.04.2014 [Annexure-2 to the writ petition] no action was taken for quite a long time. Meanwhile, the petitioner has come across an offer of appointment dated 17.04.2017 [Annexure-3 to the writ petition] issued in favour of one Mangeswari Debbarma who had been regularized or recruited in the said post. But the petitioner's case was not considered. As a result, the petitioner had submitted another representation to the Head Master, Takarjala South High School urging her regularization in the said post of CCM (Group-D) under the Department of Secondary Education, Government of Tripura.

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