Early Times Report
Jammu, Sept 5: Justice MK Hanjura quashed the premature retirement of Ahsan-ul-Haq Khan I/C AE, Sub-Division Zainapora, REW, Shopian, of the PW(R&B) Department.
While quashing the Govt order, Justice MK Hanjura observed that the impugned order bearing No. 1277-GAD of 2015 dated 21st of November, 2016, cannot stand the test of law and reason. It is not based on any material from which a reasonable opinion could be derived to put forth the plea that the petitioner has outlived his utility as a Government servant or that his conduct was such that his continuance in service would be prejudicial to the public interest.
Merely that a case or cases have been registered against the petitioner by the Vigilance Organization cannot form the basis of retiring him compulsorily, as a corollary to which, the impugned order bearing No. 1277 GAD of 2015 dated 21st of November, 2016, is quashed. The Respondents are directed to reinstate the petitioner and to grant him all consequential benefits, within a period of one month from the date the certified copy of this order is served on them.