MADAN MOHAN JOSHI Vs. STATE OF UTTARAKHAND
HIGH COURT OF UTTARAKHAND
Madan Mohan Joshi
STATE OF UTTARAKHAND
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U.C.DHYANI, J. -
(1.) HEARD .
(2.) BY way of this writ petition, the petitioner, inter alia, seeks to issue a writ, order or direction in the nature of mandamus
commanding the respondents to accept the application of the petitioner in
the selection process.
(3.) RESPONDENTS issued an advertisement in which last date of submission of application form was 25.12.2011. It was mentioned in the
advertisement that application form can be submitted in the office of
concerned DIET either by registered post/speed post or by hand. The
petitioner sent his application form on 19.12.2011 by the registered
post. The form reached in the office of respondent no. 3 on 26.12.2011
but the respondents refused to accept the forms.
Contention of learned counsel for the petitioner is that the petitioner sent his application form in time but same could not reach the
office of concerned DIET on 25.12.2011, as post office was closed on
Sunday. He submitted that since 25.12.2011 was Sunday, the respondents
should have accepted the application form of petitioner on 26.12.2011.;
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