Sunday, January 29, 2012
Posted by PSWA of AIR and Doordarshan (Regd.) at 9:12 AM
Monday, September 12, 2011
Send reprsentations to DG:AIR,DG:DD and CEO etc for proper transfer policy in the light of DOPT rules etc
Posted by PSWA of AIR and Doordarshan (Regd.) at 7:20 AM
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Posted by PSWA of AIR and Doordarshan (Regd.) at 8:16 AM
Friday, August 19, 2011
Reply to PSAs efforts to withdraw/audit objections regarding DR PEXs advance increments given under financial rule 27
Posted by PSWA of AIR and Doordarshan (Regd.) at 11:28 AM
Posted by PSWA of AIR and Doordarshan (Regd.) at 11:22 AM
Friday, July 8, 2011
Posted by PSWA of AIR and Doordarshan (Regd.) at 9:30 AM
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1. Secretary, 4. CEO
MIB(BAP Section) Prasar Bharati
ShastriBhavan PB Secretariat
NewDelhi PTI Building, New Delhi
2. Secretary, 5. DG,
Dholpur House, Mandi House
Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-
3. Member (Personnel) 6..DG:AIR,
Prasar Bharati Akashwani Bhawan
PTI Building New Delhi-110001.
Sub: Objections regarding serious illegalities and frauds in draft seniority list of Programme Executives/Staff Artistes No. 9/1/2010-SI(B) dated 20.10.2010 .
1. It is on record that following the directions of the J&K High Court in Mohd Ashraf Lone vs UOI(WP No.1261/1991) , the UPSC has conducted a review DPC on 10.6.2002 promoting Programme Executives and Staff Artists to Class I Posts for the period 1982 to 1989/1990.
2. Following the Ashraf Lone review DPC, the seniority lists of both Programme Executives and the Staff Artists would have to be revised w.e.f.1990 onwards. This is also a stated position of DG:AIR, the Ministry of I&B and the UPSC as per records, some of which have been obtained under RTI.
3. However, in spite of this stated position, no seniority lists of Pexs and Staff Artists have been revised /published by the DG:AIR and the Ministry to further conduct correct DPCs featuring only eligible persons. Instead, DG:AIR and the Ministry have been knowingly promoting non eligible persons by creating self styled eligibility/seniority lists without taking into cognizance the review DPC conducted by the UPSC for the period 1982-1990 in which even the current DG,AIR Ms. Noreen Naqvi and all other DDG’s feature. .It is a different matter, that in the review DPC of Ashraf Lone case, several frauds were committed which will be taken up separately.
4. DDG(A), Sh. Raj Kamal in his note dated No.32013/02/2008-SI(A) to the Ministry on 4.4.2009 has correctly recorded that the outcome of the Ashraf Lone review DPC has a direct bearing on subsequent Review DPCs to be held w.e.f.1990 from the cadre of Programme Executive to the JTS Grade of IB(P)S for which contempt cases are pending.
5. As can be seen from the minutes of the inter departmental meeting held by UPSC with the Ministry of I&B, DG:AIR and DG:DD officials on 19th August 2010, in connection with the contempt cases referred to in para 4 above, the UPSC has in para 3 (e) asked the Ministry /DG:AIR to clarify the reasons for the non implementation of the Ashraf Lone Review DPC held on 10.6.2002. Para 4(e) of the said minutes issued by UPSC, quotes Ministry of I&B officials stating that following the acceptance of the recommendations of the review DPC for the period 1982-1990 by the MIB, vide order dated 28.4.2010, all the seniority lists for the subsequent period will have to be revised.
6. However, in spite of these stated positions, which are on record, both DG,AIR, and the MIB are deliberately acting contrary to the rules and are continuously issuing illegal orders and lists. This clearly establishes what is open knowledge in the Department, that huge amounts of money have exchanged hands to maintain and continue the illegalities. Files and lists are clearly seems to be being prepared on the basis of bribes and corruption. The latest draft seniority list of Pexs/staff artists as on 2010 is a glaring example of this malpractice, as a seniority/eligibility list of pexs/staff artists as on 2010 is meaningless and is void ab initio as the list that is required to be made of Programme Executives/Staff Artists is w.e.f 1990.
7. The said draft 2010 seniority list of Pexs and staff artists issued by DG:AIR is meaningless and void ab initio not only for the reasons stated above, but also because the list of Pexs /Staff artists as on 2010 can be determined only after the review DPC for the period 1990 onwards ( to 2010 ) is conducted. It is seen that DG:AIR without conducting this review DPC for the last six years has mischievously removed the names of several persons who are to feature in this review DPC to JTS of IBPS from the list of Pexs/staff artists as on 2010. Shockingly, these persons have been illegally included instead in seniority /eligibility lists for promotions from STS to JAG. Such inclusion has been done, inspite of their promotion order No. 32013/3/2000-B(A)-Vol.II dated 25th August 2000 to the post of JTS issued by MIB being quashed by the Principal Bench of CAT on 26th March in O.A. No. 399/2001. This again is a clear indication of the corruption continuing in the department. (Relevant pages of CAT order and order No. 32013/3/2000-B(A)-Vol.II dated 25th August 2000 are enclosed as Annexure )
8. Further to this, several irregularities can be noticed even while taking a cursory glance at the 2010 list, establishing corruption and intentional concealing/distortion of facts. To illustrate this point a couple of objections listed below should please be taken on record.
a) A person like Vinod Kumar Singh, has been shown in the current 2010 list at s.o. 55 , while Kum M. Raveendrananth his established senior has been shown at s.no. 80. In the seniority list of Programme Executives , corrected w.e.f 1983 and issued through court orders in 2007 , the position of Sh. Vinod Kumar Singh was at s.no. 160, i.e 30 positions below Kum M.Raveendranath who was at s.no.130. A number of such examples are seen in this list.
b) Several persons like V.N.Dubey , M.Y.Pawar, are placed below Sh. Hirak Ranjan Roy, Pex in the corrected list of 2007. These persons have once again been positioned above Sh. Roy. Action should be initiated against the Officials who have made such manipulations.
c) The list of staff artists, mischievously indicates only “date of joining”. It does not indicate whether this date of joining is in regular government service or otherwise. This is particularly pertinent in view of enclosed letter of DDK Rajkot indicating that Sh. V. B. Desai was declared temporary government servant in 1993 on the basis of some telegram. The Seniority list however indicates that V.B. Desai has joined in 19.5.1984. DG:AIR should disclose all facts, relevant rules etc as to how he has been included in this draft seniority list. When IBPS Rule state that only regularly recruited persons can be included in IBPS it is not known how such persons were included. How many such persons were included of this nature and on what criteria or gratification?
d) Since such clearly questionable persons figure in the seniority list, the UPSC approval date and file number of all persons on the list- both programme executive (DR and Promotee) and staff artist - should be indicated in the seniority list. This is a necessary requirement as per statutory RRs and as per UPSC and DO P&T norms while preparing seniority/eligibility lists for Group A and B Posts and for conducting any DPC for Group A and Group B Posts.
e) It can also be seen in Col 12 of the Group B statutory rules for promotion from Trex to Pex (i.e Group B Recruitment Amendment Rules of 1984 , that the proceedings of the DPC and finalization as Group B Officers i.e Pex have to be sent to Commission for approval, and if it is not approved by the Commission, fresh DPC should be held. In view of this also, the UPSC approval date and file number is essential in the seniority list even in the case of promotee pexs. This is even more relevant as replies received through RTI from Ministry and DG:AIR show that many persons have been allowed to work as Pex/Trex etc even though their service records are not available.
9. In view of the above facts and circumstances, 2010 list of Pexs and staff artists should be ab initio declared null and void and further action of Pexs/Staff artists seniority lists from 1990 onwards may be taken as per the observations of the UPSC in its interdepartmental meeting dated 19th August 2010. In addition , discipline wise vacancies in JTS should also be provided to us and published in AIRNET so as to enable all concerned to exercise their options for cadre, media and discipline specified in Rule 7(6) (b) of the IBPS Rules.
10. Lastly, it is also observed in the Pexes lis,t with in DRs ,SC /ST pexes have been placed in last in bunch. We have also asked from UPSC that under which rules/system/basis DR pexes seniority have been prepared because all DR Pexes have been selected by UPSC discipline-wise like Drama/Science/ Sports/Spokenwords/Music etc by different selection boards of UPSC on different dates/months. DR Pexes results were also sent by UPSC to DG:AIR discipline wise in terms of UPSC letter No F.I/633/85-RIV but instead of providing relevant rule in this regard they have informed us File is weeded out. It seems there is also a huge bungling in DRs seniority therefore rule/basis should also be provided to us which has been used to prepare DR Pexes seniority who have no relation in between them as Science subject cannot compared with Drama or Music.
With highest regards,
Enclosed :As above
Posted by PSWA of AIR and Doordarshan (Regd.) at 6:18 PM
Friday, June 25, 2010
IN THE GAUHATI HIGH COURT
(THE HIGH COURT OF ASSAM ; NAGALAND; MEGHALAYA; MANIPUR; MIZORAM; TRIPURA AND ARUNACHAL PRADESH )
WRIT PETITION© NO.978 OF 2004
The Thoubal District Farmers’ Assocation for Natural Calamities,
Through its Secretary, shri Nongthombam Mani Singh, aged about
45 years ,.s/o late N.Narahari Singh, resident of Thoubal Achouba , PO & PS, Dist.
Thoubal , Manipur.
1. The State of Manipur, through the Chief Secretary,Govt. of
2. The Department of Revenue, through the Commissioner/Secretary
(Relief Cell), Govt. of Manipur, Imphal.
3. The Deputy Commissioner, Thoubal, Govt. of Manipur,Imphal.
THE HON’BLE MR.JUSTICE T. NANDAKUMAR SINGH
For the Petitioner :: Mr. B.P.Sahu, ld. Advocate.
For the Respondents :: Mr. R. S. Reisang, Addl. GA.
Date of Hearing & Order :: 28.02.2005.
JUDGMENT AND ORDER (ORAL)
Heard Mr. B.P Sahu, learned counsel for the petitioner as well as Mr R. S. Reisang, learned Addl. G.A for the respondents.
2. As agreed by both the parties this writ petition is taken up for a limited point as to whether an unregistered Association can file a writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India for violation of the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution of India or not? The writ petitioner, an unregistered association is formed by all the farmers residing within Thoubal District, Manipur whose paddy plants grown in their respective fields, pisciculture farms as well as other farms were grossly affected by the flood that occurred in the year 2002. The acts of Government of Manipur declining to give financial assistance to the members of the writ petitioners (
unregistered association) for damage caused due to the natural calamities are illegal unlawful, arbitrary, malafide, biased, discriminatory and vindictive to the extent that their Fundamental Rights guaranteed by the Constitution of India had been deprived. Learned Addl. G A submits that that the petitioners association being not a registered body has no legal entity to sue or be sued. It appears that nothing has been placed before this court to show that the petitioner association is a legal entity as provided under any specific statutory provision to sue or be sued collectively. Learned Addl. G A submits that where a number of individuals are affected by a common act or a common legal proceeding, there is a procedure for filing joint writ petition to challenge that act . In this regard, learned Addl. G.A draws the attention of this court to proviso to Rule 1 of Chapter V-A Gauhati High Court Rules and it provides that more than one individual can jointly file a single writ petition on each of them paying court fee payable on such application. In the present case, it is not the situation where the individuals i.e the farmers whose paddy fields seriously affected by the flood that occurred in the year 2002 jointly file a single writ petition on each of them paying court fee for filing such application. It appears that the present writ petition is not file in compliance with the said proviso to Rule 1 of Chapter V-A of the Gauhati High Court Rules. The matter regarding maintainability of writ petition filed by an unregistered association have been discussed by this court in All Manipur DIC Supervisors’ Association vs. State of Manipur & Ors; 2001 (1) GLT 374 wherein this court held that the writ petition filed by an unregistered Association is not maintainable. Paras 14,15 and 16 of GLT in the case of All Manipur DIC Supervisors’ Assn. vs. State of Manipur & Ors (Supra) are quoted below :-
“ 14. This is not a public interest litigation. Admittedly, the petitioner-association is not registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 or under any other statute. A technical point is taken in paragraph 2 of the affidavit-in-opposition that the petitioner Association , not being a registered body is not a legal entity which can sue or be sued in its name. On this point, in paragraph 3 of the rejoinder affidavit, it is stated “ the petitioner Association having disclosed the names and service particulars of its members in an Appendix to the writ petition, has got legal entity to sue and be sued in law, though it has not been registered”. Obviously, such disclosure does not confer any legal entity on the petitioner Association to maintain a legal proceeding. Nothing has been placed before me to show that the petitioner Association, though not a legal entity is permitted to by any specific statutory provision to sue or be sued in its collective capacity. Mr. T.Nandakumar, learned Advocate General, submits that the petitioner Association, not being a registered body having legal entity, this writ petition filed by its not maintainable and liable to be dismissed on this score alone. Where a number of individuals are affected by an official act, they can ordinarily bring a legal proceeding to challenge that act only if all such persons joined in the proceedings by name. In the instant case, all the members of the
petitioner Association who have been adversely affected by the impugned Government order. Annexure-A/14 dated 13.1.94 ought to have joined in the writ petition by name. It has been held in DGOF Employees’ Association v. Union of India, reported in AIR 196 9 Calcutta 149 (151) that
“9. In the case of a body incorporated by law, the corporate body acquires a legal personality of itself and is as such entitled to maintain legal proceedings. But an unincorporated association has no legal personality and it is nothing but an aggregation of its members who can only bring legal proceedings in their individual capacity. Even when all of them by an official act, they can challenge that only if all the members join in the proceedings by name, the association, in such a case, cannot maintain an application under Article 226 or other legal proceeding in its own name, as has been established by a number of decisions.
15. Even where an association is permitted by law to bring a legal proceeding, it can bring an application under Art.226 only when its rights as a collective body i\as distinguished from the aggregate rights of its members are affected by the act challenged in the proceedings. (Chiranjit Lal v. Union of India, AIR 1951 SC 41).”
15. Mr. A. Nilamani, learned senior counsel for the Association, however, contends that in the facts and circumstances of the case the instant petition should not be thrown out at this stage on the ground that it was filed by an unregistered Association. In this regard, Mr. Nilamani refers to the decision in Akhil Bharatiya Soshit Karmachari Sangh ( Railway) vs. Union of India and others reported in (1981) 1 SCC 246 (281). This decision is clearly distinguishable . There the point raised was whether an unrecognized Association can bring a legal proceeding , and not whether an unregistered Association can do so, and in that case, learned Attorney General took no objection to a non-recognized Association maintaining the writ petitions. Moreover the said decision speaks of “little Indians”.
16. Mr.A.Nilamani placed reliance on another decision in Umesh Chand Vinod Kumar vs. Krishi Utpadan Mandi Samiti reported in AIR 1984 Allahabad 46 (58) which refers to the earlier decision as under :-
“7. The question of “standing” was the subject of a passing observation by Krishna Iyre, J in Akhil Bharatiya Soshit Karmachari Sangh’s case, AIR 1981 SC 298 ( to which the other two learned Judges constituting the Bench did not avert to ).
According to these observations the concept of ‘cause of action’ and ‘person aggrieved’ has become obsolescent in some jurisdictions, like ‘public interest litigation’ by little Indians in large numbers seeking remedies in courts. In such a case alone an association of little Indians may be permitted to sue on their behalf. These observations graft an exception to the traditional rule of locus standi. They will not cover the case of an association suing on behalf of its members where its own interests are not affected and where its members do not answer the description of little Indians.
45. Our answer to the referred questions is as follows :
A.1 The position appears to be that an association of persons, registered or unregistered, can file a petition under Article 226 for enforcement of the rights of its members as distinguished from the enforcement of its own rights. –
(1) In case members of such an association are themselves unable to approach the court by reason of poverty, disability or socially or economically disadvantaged position ( “little Indians”)
(2) In case of a public injury leading to public interest litigation, provided the association has some concern deeper than that of a wayfarer or a busybody, i.e., it has a special interest in the subject matter.
(3) Where the rules or regulations of the association specifically authorize it to take legal proceedings on behalf of its members. So that any order passed by the court in such proceedings will be binding on the members. In other cases an association, whether registered or unregistered, cannot maintain a petition under Article 226 for enforcement of protection of the rights of its members, as distinguished from the enforcement of its own right.”
The learned Addl. G.A appearing for respondents also submits that the Full Court of the Madras High Court reported in AIR 1989 Madras 224 held that an unregistered association can not file a writ petition under Art. 226 of the Constitution of India. In other words, a writ petition under Art. 226 of the Constitution filed by an unregistered association is not maintainable. Para 6 of the AIR in Tamil Nadu Panchayat Development Officers Assn. (Supra.) is quoted hereunder :-
“6. Accordingly the papers will be placed before My Lord, the Chief Justice, for appropriate orders.
Decision of Full Bench
VENKATASWAMI, J:- 7. The question that has been referred to a Full Bench by a Division Bench to which one of us (Mohan,J. as he was than was) is as follows:
“Whether an unregistered association can maintain a writ petition under Art. 226 of the Constitution of India”
After going through the papers and on hearing the counsel, we are of the view that in view of R.2- B of the Rules framed by virtue of Art.225 of the Constitution, to regulate proceedings under Art.226 of the Constitution, this question pales into insignificance , as any body of persons who wish to jointly agitate a matter or espouse a common cause can invoke the benefit of the said rule. Accordingly, we hold that an unregistered Association cannot maintain the writ petition”.
3. The Apex Court in Mahinder Kumar Gupta & Ors. vs. Union of India, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas reported in (1995) 1 SCC 85 held that the second writ petition stands liable to be dismissed on the sole ground that the Association cannot file a writ petition as it has no fundamental right under Art. 32 of the Constitution of India. Regarding the point about maintainability of the present writ petition filed by an unregistered Association, I am in respectful agreement with the
5 order of the ld. Single Judge in All Manipur DIC Supervisors’ Association. Vs. State of Manipur & Ors (supra) that the writ petition filed by an unregistered Association is not maintainable.
4. For the reasons discussed above, the present writ petition is not maintainable and accordingly, the present writ petition is dismissed as not maintainable.
Posted by PSWA of AIR and Doordarshan (Regd.) at 12:03 PM
Sunday, February 14, 2010
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
CONTEMPT PETITION [C] NO.169 OF 2005
CONTEMPT PETITION [C] NO.615 OF 2004
CIVIL MISCELLANEOUS PETITION NO.8076 OF 1988
CIVIL APPEAL NO.3519 OF 1984
Dr. P P C Rawani & Ors. ...
Union of India & Ors. ... Respondents
Contempt Petition No.160/2005 in CA No.3519/1984
I.A. No.1, 3-5 in Civil Appeal No.3519/1984
Contempt Petition No.160/2005 is filed by the doctors regularly
recruited through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC, for short).
Contempt Petition No. 169/2005 is filed by the doctors who were appointed
on ad hoc basis between 1968 and 1977 and whose services were
regularized with effect from 1.1.1973 or from the date of their initial
2. Civil Appeal No.3519/1984 and Writ Petition No.1228/1986, filed by
some Doctors appointed on ad hoc basis, were disposed of by this Court by
order dated 9.4.1987 recording the submission on behalf of the Union of
India that the services of several of the ad hoc appointees had been
regularized and the services of the rest will also be regularised. Referring to
the issue of seniority inter-se among them, this Court observed that if the
orders of regularization of appointment are made to take effect from the
respective dates of their initial appointment, and seniority was consequently
determined, the problem will be solved. As there was no objection to such a
course by the ad-hoc doctors (appellants/petitioners therein), the said appeal
and writ petition were disposed of accordingly.
3. The Union of India experienced some difficulties in giving effect to
the directions of this Court as it found that if regularization was granted
with effect from the date of their initial appointment to all the ad-hoc
appointees, several regularly appointed doctors may be relegated to
secondary position, in view of the earlier appointment of ad hoc doctors.
The regularized doctors therefore filed applications before this Court for
giving effect to the orders dated 9.4.1987. The regularly appointed doctors
also filed applications to ensure that their interests were not
jeopardized/prejudiced. They pointed out that they were not parties to the
cases decided on 9.4.1987. These applications were considered and
disposed of by this Court with the following directions by order dated
29.10.1991 [reported in Dr. PPC Rawani vs. Union of India - 1992 (1) SCC
"(1) Each of the appellants will be treated as regularized in Group A of
the Central Health Service from January 1, 1973 or the date of his first
initial appointment in the service (though as ad hoc Group B doctor),
whichever is later.
(2) In order to ensure that there is no disturbance of the seniority
and the promotional prospects of the regularly recruited doctors there
will be a separate seniority list in respect of the appellants and their
promotions (about which directions are given below) shall be regulated by
such separate seniority list and such promotions will only be in
supernumerary posts to be created as mentioned below.
(3) (a) Each of the appellants will be eligible for promotion to the post
of Senior Medical Officer or Chief Medical Officer or further promotional
posts therefrom taking into account his seniority in the separate seniority
list which is to be drawn up as indicated above.
(b) The promotion of any of the appellants to the post of Senior
Medical Officer, Chief Medical Officer and further promotional post
therefrom will be on par with the promotion of the regularly recruited
doctor who is immediately junior to the concerned appellant on the basis
of their respective dates of appointment. In other words, if a regularly
recruited doctor, on the basis of the seniority list maintained by the
department, gets a promotion as Senior Medical Officer or Chief Medical
Officer or further promotion thereafter, then the appellant who was
appointed immediately earlier to him will also be promoted as a Senior
Medical Officer or Chief Medical Officer or further promotion therefrom
(as the case may be) with effect from same date.
(4) In order that there may be no conflict or any possibilities of
reversion, the post to which an appellant will be promoted (whether as
Senior Medical Officer or Chief Medical Officer or on further promotion
therefrom) should only be to a supernumerary post. Such number of
supernumerary posts should be created by the government as may be
necessary to give effect to the above directions. No promotion will be
given to any of the appellants in the existing vacancies which will go
only to the regularly appointed doctors.
(5) The appellants hereby agree to give up all monetary claims on
account of revision of scales, regularization or promotion to which they
would be entitled till October 31, 1991.
(6) Apart from the appellants there are certain doctors who fall in the
same category but who had not filed writ petitions before the High Court.
They have filed directly writ petitions before this Court bearing Nos.2620-
2659 of 1985 and intervention applications. The intervention applications
are allowed and rule nisi is issued in the writ petitions of which the other
parties take notice. These interveners and writ petitioner have to be
granted the same relief as the appellants. It is made clear that all these
applicants and petitioners will be entitled to the same reliefs as the
appellants for all purposes of seniority and promotion. All monetary
claims on account of revision of scales, regularization or promotion till
October 31, 1991 are given up by these applicants and petitioners as well."
4. The regularized doctors filed Contempt Petition No.615/2004
alleging non-compliance with the order dated 29.10.1991. That petition was
disposed of on 13.5.2005 recording the submission that the order dated
29.10.1991 will be implemented in six weeks. The regularized doctors have
again filed a contempt petition (Contempt Petition No.169/2005). The
regularized doctors contend that whenever any regularly appointed doctor is
promoted to Senior Administrative Grade from the post of Chief Medical
Officer - Non Functional Selection Grade (for short `CMO (NFSG)'], all
regularized doctors whose dates of appointment were earlier to that of such
promoted regularly appointed doctor, should also be promoted to the post of
Senior Administrative Grade, having regard to directions contained in the
order dated 29.10.1991. The regularised doctors contend that respondents
have failed to comply with the said directions and therefore committed
5. On the other hand the regularly appointed doctors have filed a
Contempt Petition No.160/2005 contending that having regard to the
directions in the judgment dated 29.10.1991, the regularized doctors can
only be promoted to supernumerary posts and in the same ratio which is
available to regularly appointed doctors. They contend that if the directions
issued on 29.10.1991 are construed in the manner put forth by the
regularized doctors, it will adversely affect their seniority and promotional
prospects which were specifically protected by directions No.(2) and (4)
issued on 29.10.1991. They contend that any attempt by respondents (Union
of India and its authorities) to promote regularized doctors to substantive
posts would violate the directions of this Court contained in the order dated
29.10.1991. They also seek a direction to restrain the respondents from
creating more than 12 supernumerary posts at SAG level. The regularly
appointed doctors have also filed an application for clarification (IA
No.3/2005) seeking following clarifications/ modifications of the order
dated 29.10.1991 :
(a) Insofar as promotion to the SAG level is concerned, ratio of the said
posts to total strength shall be maintained at 3.8% in the case of regularized
(ad hoc) doctors group, as is done in the case of regular doctors group.
(b) In determining the promotion of ad hoc doctors, the date of actual
appointment of the juniormost person in a batch of regular doctors (where
the UPSC has recommended their appointments on a single date) shall be
the point of reference for parity with ad hoc doctors.
(c) While promoting ad hoc doctors of supernumerary SAG level posts,
Union of India should ensure that no such promotee ad hoc doctor officiates
against a senior post to the detriment of any doctor whose actual date of
appointment is prior to the date of appointment or deemed appointment of
such ad hoc doctor.
6. Therefore what falls for consideration is the true import of directions
contained in Paras 3(a) and (b) of the order dated 29.10.1991.
7. The genesis of the problem relates back to the order dated 9.4.1987.
Two things are evident from the said order. First is that this Court, in
passing the said order, did not adjudicate upon the rights or claims of the ad
hoc appointees on merits. The matters were disposed merely recording the
submission of the respondents that all ad hoc appointees were regularized or
will be regularized. The second is that the direction relating to the seniority
of regularized doctors in that order is not with reference to regularized
doctors vis-`-vis regularly appointed doctors, but only inter-se among the
ad hoc doctors who were regularized. This is clear from the following
observations in the said order:
"Pursuant to the interim directions and suggestions made by us, the
services of several of the petitioners have already been regularized and we
are assured that the services of the rest will also be regularized. It is
however stated by the learned counsel for the Union of India that there
can be some problem regarding their seniority since some have been
regularized earlier and some later. The difficulty anticipated is capable of
easy solution. All orders of regularization made pendente lite are naturally
subject to our final orders. Those in respect of whom orders of
regularization have already been issued and the others are all parties before
If the orders of regularization of appointment are made to take effect from
their respective dates of original appointment and seniority so determined
there will be no other problem. Sri Venugopal, learned counsel assured us
that none of the doctors has any objection to this course. It may be so
done. This order disposes of the appeal and the writ petition."
8. The orders dated 9.4.1987 and 29.10.1991 make it clear that this
Court did not intend any regularized doctor to steal a march over the
regularly appointed doctors, either individually or as a group. To ensure that
the seniority and promotional prospects of regularly recruited doctors were
not affected, this court directed a separate seniority list in respect of the
regularized doctors and clarified that their promotions will only be in
supernumerary posts to be created. Supernumerary posts are non-cadre
permanent posts. They are created to accommodate the lien of officers who
are entitled to hold a lien against regular permanent posts. Being ex-cadre
posts, no specific duties are attached to them and the officers concerned
usually perform duties in some vacant temporary or permanent posts. (vide
D.K.Reddy v. Union of India - 1996 (10) SCC 177).
9. If all the ad hoc doctors were to be regularized with effect from the
date of their initial appointment, with seniority also from the date of initial
appointment, there will be no difference between regular recruitment and
regularization of ad hoc appointments, thereby defeating the very purpose
of systematic regular recruitment through UPSC. Ad hoc or stop gap
appointees were not normally regularized and given seniority from the date
of initial appointment. They were usually given regularization and seniority
only after a certain period of service, which used to vary from one year to
ten years or even more. When this Court directed on 9.4.1987, that
regularized doctors shall have seniority from the date of their initial
appointment, it was only a direction intended to regulate the seniority inter-
se the regularized doctors as this Court found that among the ad hoc
appointees, regularization was not being effected in accordance with
seniority and some who were subsequently appointed were being
regularized earlier and some who earlier appointed were being regularized
later. It was not intended to affect the seniority of regularly appointed
doctors. The regularized doctors cannot occupy the posts meant for regular
doctors, either at entry level or at higher promotional levels.
10. When the clarificatory order dated 29.10.1991 was passed, this Court
took care to direct that promotions of regularized doctors will only be in
supernumerary posts. This Court also directed that promotion of any
regularized doctor will be on par with the promotion of the regularly
recruited doctor who is immediately junior to the regularized doctor. This
meant that if one regularly appointed doctor was promoted, one regularized
doctor (that is, the senior most from those regularized doctors whose date of
initial appointment was earlier to that of said promoted regularly appointed
doctor) was to be promoted by creating a supernumerary post. The above is
also clear from the wording of Para 3(b) of the directions dated 29.10.1991
which uses the term `on par' and uses singular and not plural, when
referring to the regularized doctor to be promoted. The clarificatory order
dated 29.10.1991 did not mean that if one regularly appointed doctor was
promoted, all regularized doctors appointed earlier to his appointment,
should be promoted to a higher post by creating that many number of
supernumerary posts. Such an interpretation will lead to absurd results and
give undue advantage in promotions to regularized doctors who are outside
the cadre. To clarify the interpretation, we give below an illustration.
Illustration : On 1.1.2008, there are 50 regularly appointed
Chief Medical Officers and 25 regularized Chief Medical
Officers. One regularly appointed CMO whose date of
appointment is 1.1.1990 is promoted to Senior Administrative
Grade. Out of the 25 regularised CMOs, 10 were appointed
prior to 1.1.1990. The clarificatory directions dated 29.10.1991
does not require all 10 regularised CMOs appointed prior to
1.1.1990 to be promoted to Senior Administrative Grade by
creating ten supernumerary posts. All that it requires is that
when one regularly appointed doctor holding the post of CMO
(appointed on 1.1.1990) is promoted, one regularized doctor
holding the supernumerary post of CMO (who is senior-most
from among the regularized doctors who were appointed prior
to 1.1.1990) will have to be promoted to a supernumerary post
of Senior Administrative Grade.
11. Having regard to the different interpretations put forth by the regular
doctors and regularized doctors, it cannot be said that the respondents
(Union Government and its officials) disobeyed the orders of this Court by
their action or inaction. The rival claims led to a state of confusion. We have
therefore given the clarification as above to put an end to the long pending
12. It is made clear that what is stated above is only an interpretation of
the orders dated 9.4.1987 and 29.10.1991. Neither the order dated 9.4.1987
nor the clarificatory order dated 29.10.1991 lays down any principle of law
in regard to either regularization or inter se seniority between regular
appointees and regularized appointees. The order dated 29.10.1991 merely
attempted to give finality to an issue which had arisen in the context of the
order dated 9.4.1987 which was in the nature of a consent order. In fact,
referring to the order dated 29.10.1991, this court stated thus in M.A. Haque
v. Union of India [1993 (2) SCC 213] :
"In fact this Court has, of late, been witnessing a constant violation of the
recruitment rules and a scant respect for the constitutional provisions
requiring recruitment to the services through the Public Service
Commission. It appears that since this Court has in some cases permitted
regularization of the irregularly recruited employees, some Governments
and authorities have been increasingly resorting to irregular recruitments.
The result has been that the recruitment rules and the Public Service
Commissions have been kept in cold storage and candidates dictated by
various considerations are being recruited as a matter of course. What is
further, in the present case, some of those like the petitioner-applicants
who were initially recruited on ad hoc basis, have exerted themselves and
taken pains to appear for the tests before the UPSC and have enrolled
themselves through regular channel unlike in Dr. Rawani case. We have
thus on hand three classes of employes as pointed out earlier, viz., the
outside direct recruits, the in-service direct recruits and the ad hoc
employees like the petitioner-applicants who were regularized through the
Court's order. Further, Dr. Rawani case as has been pointed out on behalf
of the respondents, pertains to the Central Government Health Services
which has a target component both at the initial and promotional stages.
The course adopted by this Court to direct creation of supernumerary
promotional posts at every higher promotional stage there, may not be
feasible in the medical service in the Railways. The creation of
supernumerary posts has its own limitations, both physical and financial.
The burden of additional posts even when they are not necessary and
cannot be accommodated, is not easy to carry. We are, therefore, of the
view that the directions given in Dr. Rawani case has to be confined to
the special facts of that case and cannot be extended to other cases. In
any case, this Court should not give any such direction to the Railways. If,
however, the Railways decide to follow that course, they can do so and
nothing prevents them from doing it. We would rather refrain from
creating a precedent by giving such directions".
Whatever we have stated above will apply only to the controversy that has
arisen in regard to the interpretation of the order dated 29.10.1991. It is
made clear that neither the directions in the order dated 29.10.1991
(reported in 1992 (1) SCC 331) nor the clarification of those directions by
this order, shall be construed as an enunciation of any general principle nor
be applied as a precedent in any other case relating to any dispute between
regularly appointed employees and regularized employees.
13. With the above observations and clarifications, and a direction that
the respondents shall give effect to the order dated 29.10.1991, as clarified
above, the contempt petitions and applications for clarification/modification
are disposed of.
[S. B. Sinha]
[R. V. Raveendran]
November 14, 2008.
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Supreme Court Oorder Reg Adhoc Service can not counted as Regular service thn how DG ;AIR counting contract service even without verification of contracts counting this as regular service ?
Item No.103 COURT No. 4 SEC.XI
S U P R E M E C O U R T O F I N D I A
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
CIVIL APPEAL No.12801/1996@@
Union of India & Ors. Appellant (s)
Satish Chandra Mathur Respondent (s)
(With Office Report)
Date : 01.05.2001 This appeal was called on for hearing today.@@
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE G.B. PATTANAIK
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE B.N. AGRAWAL
For Appellant (s) Mr. N.N. Goswami,Sr.Adv.
Mr. W.S.A. Qadri,Adv.
Ms. Sushma Suri,Adv.
For Respondent (s) M/s. Arvind Kumar,Mrs.Laxmi Arvind and
Mr. S.C. Gupta,Adv.
Mr. C.S. Ashri,Adv.
UPON hearing counsel the Court made the following
O R D E R
The appeal is allowed.
(Y.P.Dhamija) (Suneet Bala Sharma)@@
COURT MASTER Court Master
Signed order is placed on the file.
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURSIDCTION
CIVIL APPEAL NO.12801/1996@@
Union of India & Ors. ..Appellants
Satish Chandra Mathur ..Respondent
O R D E R@@
Union of India is in appeal against an order of the
Central Administrative Tribunal, Allahabad Bench. The
question for consideration is whether the services rendered
by the respondent as an ad-hoc Programme Executive from
28.10.1976 till 1.1.1979, on which date his services stood
regularised as a Programme Executive, can at all be counted
for recokning his seniority in the cadre of Progrmme
Executive. The recruitment to the post of Programme
Executive is governed by a set of rules under proviso to
Article 309 of the Constitution called the All India Radio
(Group 'B' Posts) Recruitment Rules 1962. The said rules has
been amended from time to time. The Programme Executive
being a Group B, the prescribed procedure for recruitment to
the said post is, as contained in Rule 4-A. It necessarily
stipulates, constitution of a screening committee with the
Chairman or Member, Union Public Service Commission as a
member of the committee, and then after
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consideration/adjudging suitability, approval of the list by
the Union Public Service Commission, whereafter appointment
could be made by the Government. The respondent, however,
without going through the process of screening and selection,
as stated above, was appointed by the Director General, All
India Radio by letter dated 25th September, 1976, and the
appointment letter unequivocally indicates that the
appointment to the post of Programme Executive is on ad-hoc
basis, and it further adds a clause to the appointment
letter, which reads as under :
"The appointments of the Transmission Executives
mentioned above as Programme Executive will be on adhoc basis
and it will not confer on them any right or privilege for
continued or regular appointment in that grade."
When the seniority list of the Programme Executive
was drawn from time to time in 1977, in 1980, in 1985, and
finally in 1989, the Union Government had not taken the
aforesaid ad-hoc period for the purposes of the seniority of
the respondent. The respondent, however, had been filing
objection to the said seniority list, and finally approached
the Administrative Tribunal. When in the seniority list was
drawn in 1989, he was shown at serial No.107 excluding the
ad-hoc period from consideration. The Tribunal by the
impugned judgment relying upon the earlier decision of the
Tribunal in the case of one M.P. Verma came to hold that
since the respondent has been continuously holding the post
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of Programme Executive from October 1976 till 1.1.1979, the
date on which his services stood regularised, it would be
unequitable not to count that period for the purposes of the
seniority merely because of mentioning 'adhoc'in the letter
of appointment. In effect, the Tribunal follows the earlier
decision of the Tribunal in Verma's case.
Mr. Goswami, the learned senior counsel, appearing
for the Union Government contended that in the teeth of the
provisions of the Statutory Recruitment Rules prescribing the
procedure for filling up post of Programme Executive, and
that procedure not having been followed, and instead the
respondent having been appointed by the Director General on
28th October, 1976, and the terms and conditions of the
appointment having clearly stipulated that the period will
not be counted either for regular recruitment or for any
purpose, the Tribunal committed error in recokning that
period for the purposes of determining the seniority of the
respondent in the cadre of Programme Executive. Mr. Arvind
Kumar appearing for the respondent, on the other hand,
contended that it is no doubt true that the prscribed
procedure had not been followed, but since at that point of
time there had been no screening committee, and the
respondent possesses the prescribed qualifications, and was
appointed by the competent authority, and had been allowed to
continue in the post still regularisation on 1.1.1979, the
principle enunciated by this Court in the Constitution Bench
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decision in the Direct Recruitment case should apply and
principle B thereof would be applicable to the case in hand,
and as such there is no infirmity with the impugned order of
Having examined the rival submissions at the Bar, and
having examined the relevant provisions governing the
conditions of recruitment to the post of Programme Executive,
and having examined the very order of appointment of
respondent dated 28.10.1976, we have no manner of doubt that
the period from 28.10.1976 till 1.1.1979 cannot be counted
for the purposes of recokning the seniority of the respondent
in the cadre of Programme Executive. It is undisputed that
the appointment to the cadre was dehors the statutory rules,
and was not in accordance with the prescribed procedure, even
though the respondent might have possessed the prescribed
qualifications for being appointed. Possessing the
prescribed qualifications itself would not constitute an
appointment in accordance with rules, particularly when the
procedure, as in the case in hand, was that a Screening
Committee would scrutinise the cases and the Chairman, Union
Public Service Commission is a member of the said committee,
and then the selection is required to be approved by the
Union Public Service Commission. In this view of the matter,
we unhesitantly hold that the Tribunal committed serious
error in directing that the period of service rendered by the
respondent from 28.10.1976 till 1.1.1979 could be counted for
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the purposes of his seniority in the cadre of Programme
Executive. We therefore set aside the aforesaid order of the
Tribunal, and hold that the respondent's seniority in the
cadre of Programme Executive could be counted from 1.1.1979
as Programme Executive.
The appeal is accordingly allowed.
The case of the intervenors also shall be decided in
accordance with the aforesaid principle.
New Delhi, ......................J.@@
May 01, 2001 (B.N. AGRAWAL)@@
Posted by PSWA of AIR and Doordarshan (Regd.) at 1:18 AM
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Guess, who has written this to me & many others as Rohit Malhotra ? Time is with those people who hve d courage to fly, Not with those who stand on th ground & watch the sky- Pramod Mehtaa
Unknown Rohit Malhotra's email to me----
this drama has been going on and on for so many years now. going by the pattern there is no reason for being surprised by the content of the affidavits of DG AIR and DG Doordarshan. these are very much in the expected lines. Any one who expected any thing different was either being naive or is far removed from the ground reality. some among us even have the illusion that DG AIR belongs to the cadre and she will at least support truth. I don't know why should we at all have such misgivings, her actions vis-a vis this issue in the last one year has shown no indication to suggest that she is remotely concerned about the fate of the PEXs be it Direct Recruits or Promotees. Those who know her well would tell she is one of the most selfish person around and she only knows to further her own cause and nothing else. She has never hesitated to ditch even her closest people for bettering her own chances. She has now clearly entered into a deal with Jayalal and group wherein it has been agreed that she will not go after them through this case and as a bargain she will be allowed to complete her tenure as DG smoothly. What if in the process the legitimate and genuine interests of hundreds of PEXs have to be sacrificed. Moreover, she does not have the courage to stand up to the wrong instructions from the seniors and brains to scrutinize the wrong and mischievous submissions from the corrupt administrative staff.
as regards DG Doordarshan, in spite of her outward facade of being righteous she is culpable to pressure from above like any one from her tribe.
the CEO has taken a smart stand that this does not concern him. But still he wants to hinge on as the CEO and enjoy every bit of PB and suck it from within till a more greener pasture is found.
MIB is hand in glove with the Producers and is only working for their protection. Logic being dished out is how can we dislodge such senior people. However the real reason being they have been bribed and bribed handsomely.
So friends, we have no hopes. This is going to lead us no where. No amount of affidavits and counter affidavits are going to bring you anything excecting for wasting our time . Sriniwas Sharma died we all shall follow him to the grave. He never knew that he has run out of time. Neither do we know how much time we all have. It may be much much less than what we all assume. Nothing and absolutely nothing will come our way the manner we are approaching the issue.
If we really have the courage then we should make one last attempt by coming out on the street, stating in unequivocal and in no uncertain terms that all those who are sitting above us including the DG AIR are illegal appointees and we all refuse to take any command from them. Let's tell them we want no promotion but we shall also not work under those illegal persons hence don't promote us but immediately bring them down. Let's do Dharana , gherao the DG, CEO , Secretary, take out marches to residences of MIB, PM or President House , jail bharo , hunger strike etc.Let's all bring the whole system to a grinding halt. Let's be prepared to match fire by fire. Let a chaos dawn in the organisation where all those fellows described above are questioned by the political leadership and Government about the reasons and let them be held responsible for their failure to manage the organisations . In short let them be dumped. They can no longer be allowed to have fun while we suffer. Let an emergency convention of AUPO be held to take decision urgently.
It may require supreme sacrifice. If we don't have the courage to tread this course let's drop everything and be reconciled to the fait accompli. Let's not fool ourselves and others.
Posted by PSWA of AIR and Doordarshan (Regd.) at 6:57 AM
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friends, though i have no communication skill in english bt due to sudden death of Mr Sharma we have a great set back to movment of justice bt what his family has lost we cant understand. I always observe in Delhi there is crowed of employees of other cadres who have been appointed on comashnate grounds dispite no RRs. Our true help will be that when we will able to adjust his family members in AIR or DD. Pls manage your contacts for his family. Further , regarding review DPC ,I understand tht nothing seems to be positive only due to our peple coverdness. People want results on the basis of telephone calls. If realy want some thing huge leagal fund has to be created only thn some positive can be expected though courts. ........... Pramod Mehtaa
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
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Thursday, August 13, 2009
With C.P. 217/2005
Present: Shri M.K.Bharadwaj, Counsel for applicants in
Shri S.Ragappa, Cousel for applicant in CP 217/2005.
Shri.V.K.Rao with Mrs Nidhi Bisaria, counsel for respondents (Prasar Bharati)
Shri S.K.Dubey along with Deepak Kumar, counsel for respondents(UOI).
Contempt petitions arise from the orders passed in O.A. No.2343/2001 and connected cases. To appreciate the situation it may be required of us to take notice of the operative portion of the judgment, especially, paragraph 20 thereof. It is extracted herein below.
“Having regard to the discussions made above, both OAs are allowed and impugned order dated 25.08.2000 is declared illegal as the same has been passed without giving option to the Programme Executive whether they are being considered for production cadre or for management cadre Respondents are further directed to conduct review DPC and also give an option to the officers belonging to programme executive cadre whether they want to go to Programme Management Cadre or for Production cadre and the DPC will also consider their option and may allocate the cadre to be allocated and recommended by the DPC as per rules. This exercise should be completed within a period of three months but in the meanwhile officers who are working on production side or on production programme cadre, they should not be disturbed till the exercise is completed. OA is accordingly disposed of”.
2. The review DPC was to take note of the options of the officers, viz whether they wanted to go to Programme Management Cadre or to Production cadre and was to be allocated the cadre as per rules.
3. There was delay in such exercise and contempt petition had been filed. The latest affidavits filed by the UOI as well as the DG, AIR indicate that the matters have been referred to the UPSC and the final selection process is in progress.
4. The respondents had further disclosed their stand that the competent authority had decided to treat the seniority/eligibility list of the officers concerned as on 1.9.1992. According to the learned counsel for respondents scope as coming within a review DPC can be only on the above lines. But , however, Mr. Rajappa, counsel and some of the applicants, who had appeared in person in CP 217/2005, as well as Mr, Bharadwaj, counsel for applicants in CP 131/2007 submit that the combined list annexed to the reply affidavit dated 24.7.2007 is the one decided to be placed before the UPSC. It could not have been acted upon when the rule position was to be taken notice of Schedule IV and V of the relevant rules according to them specifically indicated that for promotion to the JTS cadre list of officers in the feeder category such as Programme Executives and Farm Radio and Extension Officers were to be finalized only taking note of their date of appointment in regular basis in the relevant pay scale. Date of regularization indeed was to have strict relevance. But as of now a number of persons whose claims might have been considered by the UPSC, could not have hoped to include their names in the list as some of them had not been regularly appointed on the date of reckoning, although the list presented is prepared as if they had regular service. If the UPSC acts upon this the entire efforts so far taken by the applicants are liable to be infructuous. The list is also forwarded as above, according to them to help the ineligibles.
5. In contempt proceedings, the Tribunal is expected to examine whether or not there is contumacious conduct. Generally it is not expected that weight of the Tribunal is applied at every stage of consideration of the claim. The end result has to waited. But however, a stitch in time may save further complications and if there are sufficient materials to show that ineligible names are presented before the UPSC, the entire exercise becomes futile. The respondents are not expected to go technically and are not empowered to do something which is not in consonance with Rules.
6. As an extraordinary step, we direct the second respondent, DG,AIR and 3rd respondent Director General (Doordarshan) to file separate affidavits stating whether or not the list presented before the UPSC for consideration by the review DPC(Annexure D)contains the names of only personnel who could be considered as eligible , and had enjoyed regular appointment in the concerned grade as shown in Annexure D. In other words, it should be made clear as to whether the date of regular appointment shown in column 5 of Annexure D of the candidates are supported by authentic proceedings in their personnel records giving them such status, with effect from the dates as seen assigned.
Affidavits are to be filed before 31.8.2009.
(Shailendra Pandey) (M.Ramachandran)
Posted by PSWA of AIR and Doordarshan (Regd.) at 1:35 AM
Sunday, June 28, 2009
CAN DG: AIR, MIB & UPSC JUSTIFY -
WHY UPSC RECRUITED PROGRAMME OFFICERS LANGUISH AT THEIR ENTRY LEVEL POSTS FOR 20-27 YRS?
WHY THEY SERVE UNDER PERSONS ENGAGED ON CONTRACT WHO WERE ILLEGALLY INDUCTED IN THE PROGRAMME CADRE?
WHY A REVIEW DPC ORDERED BY THE COURT IS DELAYED FOR FIVE YRS?
WHY STATUTORY RULES ARE GROSSLY VIOLATED???
AUPO & PSWA
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Friday, June 26, 2009
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