STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Justice Sanjay Gupta of Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday restrained respondents from replacing the petitioner Ravi Kumar contractual X-Ray Technician by any other contractual appointee. The court direction came in a petition filed by aforesaid petitioner who came to be appointed as X-Ray Technician purely on contractual basis for a period of one year under National Health Mission (NHM) vide order dated February 13, 2008 and initially adjusted at Community Health Centre, Gool in District Ramban. It was submitted that petitioner continuously performing his duties as X-Ray Technician on contractual basis without any interruption to the entire satisfaction of his superiors. The petitioner is aggrieved of the issuance of impugned Notification No.03 of 2018 dated July 19, 2018 passed by one of the respondents inviting applications from suitable candidates for hiring of contractual staff under National Health Mission in District Poonch including the post of X- Ray Technician for CHC Mandi for which the petitioner is already working on contractual basis. It was further stated that petitioner gave representation against the issuance of impugned Notification against which the petitioner is already working. Although, respondent while appreciating and admitting the representation of the petitioner directed for withdrawal of the impugned notification qua the petitioner but till date no action was taken as one of the respondent is contemplating to replace the services of the petitioner with another contractual employee, the petitioner submitted. Court after hearing Advocate Sanjay Sharma appearing for the petitioner issued notice to respondents and ordered that subject to objections from other side and till next date of hearing before the Bench, respondents shall not replace the petitioner by any other contractual appointee.
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