GELUS RAM SAHU Vs. DR. SURENDRA KUMAR SINGH
LAWS(SC)-2020-2-122
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Decided on February 18,2020

Gelus Ram Sahu Appellant
VERSUS
Dr. Surendra Kumar Singh Respondents





Cited Judgements :-

ESSAR SHIPPING LIMITED VS. UNION OF INDIA [LAWS(BOM)-2022-2-38] [REFERRED TO]
LATE SANJAY GANDHI SHIKSHAN VS. DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION [LAWS(BOM)-2022-4-220] [REFERRED TO]


JUDGEMENT

- (1.)Leave Granted.
(2.)The appellants are aggrieved by the order dated 28.09.2016 of the High Court of Chhattisgarh through which the writ petition filed by Surendra Kumar Singh (Respondent No. 1) seeking declaration of Ph.D. being an essential qualification for the post of Principal at the Polytechnic colleges was allowed and consequently appointment of the appellants were quashed for want of the said qualification.
Facts

(3.)Respondent No. 1 started teaching as a lecturer of electrical engineering at the Govt Polytechnic College, Ambikapur on 10.11.1993 and was promoted as the Head of Department (hereinafter, "HOD") of electrical engineering at the Govt. Polytechnic, Durg from 03.03.2009. He is presently working at Govt. Polytechnic, Kabirdham with additional responsibility of Principal-in-charge. Having completed three years of service as HOD on 01.01.2012, Respondent No. 1 applied for the post of Principal in response to the process of promotion initiated by the State of Chhattisgarh (Respondent No. 2) in 2014. Along with Respondent No. 1, numerous other serving HODs (including the seven appellants herein) too participated in the selection process. Whereas Appellants No. 1 to 7 were declared successful through notification dated 25.06.2014, the 1st respondent did not figure in the selection list.
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