Employee doesn’t have indefeasible right to remain attached at particular place: HC

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, July 19: High Court today held that an employee doesn’t have indefeasible right to remain attached at a particular place for perpetuity.
While dismissing a petition filed by one Shaheena Jabeen challenging order dated July 10, 2018, whereby petitioner was relieved from the place where she was attached and has been asked to report to original place of posting at Government Middle School, Bonakoot, Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur observed, “exigencies of service require an employee to serve at any place where his/her services are so required in accordance with rules. Circular No.22-GAD of 2018 dated 06.07.2018, however, takes care of a situation where in exceptional circumstances; the department has been given a right to process the case of an employee for continuation”.
“It would be open to the department to consider the degree of difficulty, if any, of the petitioner, although, to me, there appears to be none in the present case and pass appropriate orders in accordance with rules”, Justice Thakur said.