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In yet another contempt of court case, HC serves notice to GoN

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR MAY 13: In yet another contempt of court case, the Kohima Bench of Gauhati High Court has served notice to Nagaland Government, returnable within four weeks.
According to Court records, the contempt petition was filed by 58-year-old Marwati Longkumer against Chief Secretary J Alam, Commissioner and Secretary for Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department Chubasangla Anar, Commissioner of Nagaland Abhijit Sinha, and Executive Engineer (CAWD) Sungtiba Amer.
The petitioner has alleged that the respondents of not complying with an order passed by the Court on May 13, 2022.
In an order issued on May 10, Justice Mridul Kumar Kalita directed the petitioner to issue notice to the respondents, returnable within four weeks.
In its May 13, 2022 order, the Court had directed the State authorities to regularise the service of Marwati Longkumer within three months from the date of receipt of a copy of that particular order.
“There is no dispute on the fact that the petitioner was appointed as W/C (work-charge employee) with scale of pay on September 27, 1993 by a competent authority and since then he has continued to serve without any break for more than 28 years and, he is 58 years of age. For a person who has served for so many years, that too with scale of pay and nearing retirement, he deserves to be considered for regularisation so that he may at least enjoy the full benefits of his service at least for the remaining period of his service and after superannuation.
“As per the relevant rules, a Government servant retires at the age of 60 years or on completion of 35 years length of service whichever is earlier. Going by this, the petitioner would be retiring next year in the month of September. The Government being a model employer should take into account the service rendered by its servant for such a long period of time and allow him to at least enjoy the benefit of a full-fledged Government servant for the remaining years of his service and after retirement”, the Court had ruled then.
Accordingly, it passed an order containing said directive.
Interestingly, on that day, the Government Advocate appearing had submitted that “since physical verification has been done, it is only a matter of time before the petitioner’s case is considered for regularisation”.
(Page News Service)