GMCH,Sector 32: CAT dismisses plea against extension to Raj Bahadur

In a significant decision,the Central Administrative Tribunal on Thursday dismissed the application filed for interim relief against the UT administration’s move to accord extension to Dr Raj Bahadur as director-principal,GMCH-32.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:March 15, 2013 1:38 am

In a significant decision,the Central Administrative Tribunal on Thursday dismissed the application filed for interim relief against the UT administration’s move to accord extension to Dr Raj Bahadur as director-principal,GMCH-32.

CAT also upheld the reply of the UT administration. The UT reply had stated,“In this reply,UT argued that the applicant,not being the senior most among the faculty of the GMCH-32 cannot validly claim the relief inasmuch as even if the repatriation of director were to be come about,it is not he who would be automatically catapulted to the post of director of GMCH.”

The interim relief plea was field by Dr Jagdish Chander,head of the department of Microbiology,GMCH-32,seeking relief against the UT administration’s decision to extend the deputation of Dr Bahadur as director-principal of GMCH-32 beyond the prescribed norms. At present,Dr Bahadur has been given an extension by the UT Administration till March 31.

The division bench comprising Justices S D Anand and Ranbir Singh had earlier reserved the orders in this case on March 11. The eight-page order,which were pronounced on Thursday,states,“In the light of foregoing discussion,we would ‘reject’ the plea for interim relief filed by the applicant.”

However,the judgment also stated that “an order by administrator that in case a suitable candidate is not available by 31-3-2013,alternate arrangements may be made.”

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