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2 more aggrieved ad hoc employees knock on HC door

Gauhati High Corut Kohima Bench

DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 3: Two more ad hoc/work-charged employees of Nagaland Government have reached the doors of Kohima Bench of Gauhati High Court in their bid to have their respective services regularised.
Justice Robin Phukan heard both the petitions on November 30.
One of the petitions was filed by L Ishak Phom, praying for issuing a directive to the respondent authorities to regularise his service as a Lower Divisional Assistant (LDA) under the establishment of Sub-Divisional Education Officer, Longleng.
“The grievance of the petitioner is that vide order dated March 16, 2011, he was appointed as Lower Divisional Assistant (LDA) on compassionate ground, as his mother, late I Shamong Phom, who was serving as Lower Divisional Assistant (LDA), under the establishment of Sub-Divisional Education Officer, Longleng, died in harness on August 10, 2010.
“The petitioner was appointed on ad hoc basis for a period of 6 (six) months and since then, he has been serving for the last twelve years. But, his case for has not been considered by the State respondents”, stated the order.
The Counsel for the petitioner submitted that his client had filed a representation to the Principal Director of School Education for regularisation of his service and said representation was initiated by the Assistant District Education Officer of Longleng, vide a letter dated July 29, 2022.
“But no step has been initiated by the State respondents. Therefore, it is contended to allow the petition”, it stated.
Accordingly, the Court issued notice returnable within 4 weeks.
In the other petition, Khakiye also prayed for a directive to the State authorities to regularise his service in the post of work-charged Mason (Helper).
“The learned Counsel for the petitioner submits that the petitioner was appointed as work-charged Labourer, vide order dated June 11, 1993, under the establishment of the Executive Engineer, PWD, Aghunato Division, Nagaland, and, thereafter, he was promoted and granted scale of pay to the post of work-charged Mason (Helper) and he has been rendering service for more than 30 years, but, till date his service has not been regularised.
“The learned Counsel for the petitioner further submits that the petitioner had filed one representation dated October 3, 2023, to the Engineer-in-Chief, PWD, Nagaland, Kohima, to regularise his service in terms of the O.M. dated March 17, 2015, but the same has not yet been considered by the authorities till date. Being aggrieved, the petitioner has approached this Court”, the order stated.
The Government Advocate submitted that at this stage, notice may be issued and in the meantime, he will obtain necessary instructions from the respondent authorities.
“Issue notice returnable in 4 weeks”, the Judge stated. Both the petitions will be heard again after 4 weeks.
(Page News Service)