MOHINDER SINGH Vs. UNION OF INDIA AND OTHERS
HIGH COURT OF UTTARAKHAND
UNION OF INDIA AND OTHERS
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Alok Singh, J. (Oral) -
(1.) Petitioner was initially appointed as Pioneer with GREF on 07.04.1986 and while working as such, he was re-appointed on the post of DVR MT (Ord) with inter se seniority with effect from 25.09.1991. He joined his duties on 01.01.1992. While serving in RCC GREF, he suffered injury on his left eye, as a result of which, his left eye was removed and an artificial eye was fitted in lieu thereof.
(2.) Undisputedly, petitioner was permitted to drive the vehicle despite the fact that he suffered eye injury while on duty. As per Recruitment and Promotion Rules, 1982, a person holding post of DVR MT (Ord) is entitled for promotion on the post of MT DVR Grade II on completion of 9 years of service subject to qualifying the trade test being conducted by concerned Unit. Similarly, after completion of 6 years of service on the post of MT DVR Grade II, an employee shall be awarded promotion to the post of MT DVR Grade I and thereafter, on completion of 3 years of service on the post of MT DVR Grade I, shall be entitled for special grade.
(3.) Undisputedly, petitioner completed 9 years of service on the post of DVR MT (Ord) on 01.01.2001, therefore, petitioner was required to be considered for promotion subject to qualifying his trade test, however, he was not given chance to face such trade test on account of injury suffered by him. However, petitioner was granted promotion to the post of MT DVR Grade II vide order dated 12.09.2011 (Annexure No. 7 to the writ petition) with effect from 13.06.2011, thereafter, petitioner made repeated requests to the respondents to grant him promotion from the back date, after completion of 9 years of service as DVR MT (Ord) to the post of MT DVR Grade II with effect from 01.01.2001 and to grant him subsequent promotions. However, no needful was done compelling the petitioner to get issued a legal notice dated 20.05.2010, which was duly received by respondent authorities. Thereafter, petitioner filed WPSS No. 575 of 2012 before this Court wherein Coordinate Bench of this Court vide order dated 04.05.2012 directed the respondent authorities to take appropriate decision on the representation of the petitioner asking for promotion with effect from 01.01.2001. Petitioner moved representation dated 28.05.2012 asking the respondent authorities to grant him promotion on the post of MT DVR Grade II with effect from 01.01.2001 and further to grant him promotion with effect from 01.01.2007 on the post of MT DVR Grade I and thereafter, to grant him Special Grade with effect from 01.01.2010 and to consider his case fro transfer BCA area as per seniority and to pay all the arrears along with 18% interest per annum.;
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