|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Aug 3: In a petition filed by Ashiq Hussain Ganai and 147 others who have been working in the Forest Department as daily rated workers since 1992-93 the High Court has held that in pursuance of SRO 64 of 1994, issued by the Government, the petitioners are entitled to regularization of their services in the respondent department as having completed seven years' continuous services on as 31st of March, 1994.
The court observed that the petitioners have proceeded to state that since their case for regularization was not considered by the respondents in tune with the mandate of SRO 64 of 1994, therefore, they filed a number of representations before the respondents for the redressal of their grievances, but, fate had it form the, that the same did not find any favour with the authorities. This, as stated, constrained the petitioners to approach this Court through the medium of writ petitions, which writ petitions, on consideration of this Court, were disposed of with the direction to the respondents to consider the representations filed by the petitioners within a period of four weeks.
"In compliance of the aforesaid directions of this Court, the respondents have passed various consideration orders with respect to the case of the petitioners, whereby and where under the claim of the petitioners for regularization of their services in the respondent Department has been rejected. These consideration orders are impugned herein this petition by the petitioners," said Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey. Justice Magrey directed the respondents to accord fresh consideration to the case of the petitioners for the regularization of their services in the respondent department expeditiously, preferably within a period of two months from the date the certified copy of this order is made available to them by the petitioners.