Ray, J. -
(1.)This appeal on special leave is directed against the judgment and order dated November 23, 1988 passed in C.W.J.C. No. 8457 of 1988 by the High Court, Patna dismissing the writ petition moved by the appellant assailing the order of his compulsory retirement from service by notification dated October 26, 1988 issued by the Government of Bihar compulsorily retiring him from service with effect from the date of issue of the notification.
(2.)The salient facts giving rise to this appeal are that the appellant was initially appointed on December 9, 1957 to the post of Industrial Expansion Officer and he was confirmed to the said post on May 15, 1958. The appellant was promoted to the post of Planning-cum-Evaluation Officer, a Gazetted post, on December 19, 1973 because of his excellent service career. The appellant was further promoted to the next higher post of Industrial Economist by notification dated September 24, 1983 with effect from December 19, 1978 in the scale of Rs. 1350-2000/-.
(3.)Because of excellent character role and merit of the appellant, he was promoted to the next higher post of Joint Director in his original scale of pay of Rs. 1350-2000/- with 20 per cent personal pay for holding such higher post which he held from September 24, 1983 to March 31, 1984. From April 1, 1984 the appellant was provided with the higher post of General Manager under the respondent-State, in its Industries Department.