STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Justice Sanjeev Kumar of State High Court on Wednesday directed Chief Secretary to consider the case of petitioner for promotion as Assistant Director Employment in light of recommendation made by DPC in its meeting held on August 17, 2010 and while so considering, the Chief Secretary shall take note of the fact that junior to him in Class II namely Sansar Singh got such promotion with effect from August 1, 1998. The court direction came in a petition filed by Yog Raj Sudan seeking direction to respondents for considering his case for promotion as Technical Assistant/ EMIO/ Assistant Director with effect from August 1, 1998, the date when his immediate junior Sansar Singh was so promoted, with all consequential benefits. Senior Advocate P.N Raina with Advocate J.A Hamal appeared for the petitioner whereas Government Advocate Ajaz Lone for the State. Justice Sanjeev Kumar further directed Chief Secretary to place the case of the petitioner for promotion to the post of Assistant Director Employment before DPC/PSC within a period of 6 weeks from the date certified copy of this order is made available to Chief Secretary and after obtaining its recommendation, pass appropriate order of promotion of the petitioner as Assistant Director Employment treating him at par with Sansar Singh who has been promoted as Assistant Director Employment with effect from August 1, 1998 in terms of Government order 11-L&E of 2001 dated February 9, 2001. Since the petitioner has now retired and at the time of his superannuation, he was holding the post as Incharge Assistant Director Employment since October 26, 2010, as such the benefit of regular promotion as Assistant Director Employment to the petitioner would be notional till October 26, 2010 and regular with effect from October 26, 2010 till his superannuation. However, promotion of the petitioner when effected shall ensure to the benefit of re-fixation of his salary, payment of arrears with effect from October 26, 2010, till his superannuation as also re-fixation of his post retiral benefits.
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