BABU RAM Vs. STATE OF UTTARAKHAND AND OTHERS
HIGH COURT OF UTTARAKHAND
State of Uttarakhand and others
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Alok Singh, J. -
(1.) Undisputedly, in K.V. Inter College Laksar, Haridwar, petitioner was appointed as Assistant Teacher in the year 1974. Petitioner was having post graduate degree in Sociology as well as B.T.C. Undisputedly, Mr. Bhagat Ram Mittal was working as Lecturer (Sociology) in the same college. On account of retirement of Bhagat Ram Mittal in the year 1992, post of Lecturer (Sociology) has fallen vacant. Undisputedly, 50% post of lecturers were required to be filled up by promotion and 50% by direct recruitment's. Undisputedly, one Shri Mahendra Pal was promoted on the post of Lecturer (Sociology). Later on promotion of Shri Mahendra Pal to the post of Lecturer (Sociology) was found to be illegal, therefore, vide order dated 17.03.1992, promotion in favour of Shri Mahendra Pal was revoked and he was demoted to the post of Assistant Teacher in the same college. Mahendra Pal challenged the cancellation/revocation of his promotion and continued to work on the promotional post under the interim stay. Ultimately, Mahendra Pal lost legal battle and post of Lecturer (Sociology) again has fallen vacant on 13.05.2010. On 13.05.2010 itself Manager of the College issued no objection to the Education Department for appointment on the post of Lecturer (Sociology) by transfer of Shri Ashvani Kumar, respondent No. 9 who at the relevant time was posted as Lecturer in Girls Inter College Khanpur.
(2.) Petitioner, being senior most Assistant Teacher, applied for the promotional post of Lecturer (Sociology). His candidature was not considered, therefore, he preferred writ petition before this Court, being writ petition No. 703 of 2010 (S/S), which was disposed of by this Court vide order dated 16th August, 2010 directing the authorities to consider the representation of the petitioner seeking promotion on the post of Lecturer (Sociology). Representation so moved by the petitioner came to be rejected vide order dated 9th October, 2010 on two grounds namely;
(i) Requisite qualification for the post of Lecturer (Sociology) was post graduate degree in the subject along with B.Ed. While, petitioner was having only qualification of M.A. and B.T.C. and was not B.Ed.
(ii) Petitioner applied for promotion on 14.05.2010 while Manager had already issued no objection on 13.05.2010 in favour of Ashvani Kumar, respondent No. 9 herein for appointment by transfer in the college under the direct recruitment quota on the post of Lecturer (Sociology). Therefore, when petitioner moved application seeking promotion, post was not available.
(3.) I have heard Mr. Sudhir Singh, learned counsel for the petitioner, Mr. Subhash Upadhyaya, learned Standing Counsel for respondent Nos. 1 to 5, Mr. Ajay Veer Pundir, Advocate for respondent No. 8 and Mr. Shashi Kant Shandilya, Advocate for respondent No. 9 and have carefully perused the record.;
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