HC keeps promotion of 75 AEEs in abeyance

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 31: High Court has ordered for keeping in abeyance promotion of 75 Incharge Assistant Executive Engineers in the Power Development Department.
This direction was passed in a petition filed by Maroof Ayaz Dar challenging the promotions of 75 Incharge Assistant Executive Engineers PDD on the ground that he was senior to all these promotees.
After hearing Advocate Abhinav Sharma for the petitioner, Justice Mohd Yaqoob Mir issued notice to State and 75 promotees returnable within four weeks. “The grievances of the petitioner are that he is senior to all these promotes  and the petitioner has to work under them, which is unwarranted”, Justice Mir said.
“Why the respondents are not stopping promotions on incharge basis. Why the process of regular promotion is not initiated and why the system is allowed to continue for unknown reasons”? Justice Mir asked.
With these observations and remarks, High Court issued notice to the State for filing objections. In the meanwhile, position of 75 private respondents having been placed as Incharge Assistant Executive Engineers in terms of Govt order 292-PDD shall remain in abeyance, Justice Mir directed.