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Taking strong note of non-compliance with orders by Deputy Director General, Military Farms, Army Headquarters, and Director, Military Farms, Headquarters Western Command, Chandimandir, the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Tuesday attached the salary of both the officers.
The tribunal attached the salaries of Col K L Jadhav, Deputy Director General, Military Farms, Army Headquarters, New Delhi, and Col Jagjit Baswana, Director, Military Farms, Headquarters Western Command, Chandimandir.
The tribunal had pronounced the orders on an application filed by a daily wager, Pawan Kumar, who had been working at the Military Farms, Ambala Cantt, since 1988.
Passing the orders on February 9 this year, the tribunal directed the Deputy Director General and Director Military Farms to regularise Pawan Kumar. The tribunal held, “The order dated May 22, 2015 is quashed and the respondents are directed to consider regularisation of services of the applicant against available Group ‘D’ post (re-designated as Group ‘C’) keeping in view his seniority in the list of CLTS. The applicant shall be regularised within three months of pronouncement of orders.”
Pawan had filed an application seeking directions to be issued for regularisation of the daily wagers against vacancies sanctioned for casual labourers by the Ministry of Defence. He had also sought quashing of orders issued on May 22, 2015, wherein Pawan claimed the regularisation was illegally rejected by the respondents.
Pawan was retrenched from service on August 16, 1999, with a specific clause that he would be considered for re-engagement as per his seniority as and when regular vacancy came up.
Pawan stated in the application that it was decided on March 11, 1999, that persons who are found surplus after reduction of manpower shall be disengaged.
The tribunal quashed the orders issued by the Ministry of Defence on May 22, 2015, against vacancies sanctioned for casual labourers by the MoD and the respondents were directed to consider regularisation of services of the applicant. The orders were not complied with and execution was filed by the applicant subsequently.