In view of the limited relief sought by the Petitioner, this Court deems it appropriate to dispose of the writ petition with a direct ion to the Appellate Authority to decide the appeal of the Petitioner dated 12.08.2022 as expeditiously as possible and not later than six weeks from today: Delhi High Court
RAMAKANT SHANDILYA v. UNION OF INDIA & ORS
The current writ petition has been filed by the Petitioner seeking the Court to pass an order directing the Respondents to pass appropriate speaking order by deciding the appeal of the Petitioner dated 12.08.2022 filed against the order of 15.07.2022. Petition before the HON’BLE MS. JUSTICE JYOTI SINGH.
FACTS OF THE CASE
The Petitioner joined the services of Container Corporation of India Limited in March, 2002 as Senior Manager on deputation.
In the month of June 2006, the Petitioner was confirmed as a permanent employee and was working as Deputy General Manager (Engg.) at Nagpur.
A charge sheet was issued against him on 16.03.2021 when he was still working as a Deputy General Manager (Engg.) at Nagpur. Pursuant to the charge sheet an enquiry was initiated which lead to a penalty of removal from service on 15.07.2022.
The petitioner had filed an appeal against the penalty of removal before the Board of Directors, Container Corporation of India Limited i.e. the Appellate Authority on 12.08.2022, which was in pending.
The limited grievance of the petitioner currently is that the appeal filed before the Board of Directors, Container Corporation of India Limited, has not yet been decided despite the lapse of six months. Thus, the petitioner is suffering on account of the penalty of removal from service as he is without a source of livelihood.
The Court considering the limited relief sought by the Petitioner stated that it deems it appropriate to dispose of the current petition directing the Appellate Authority to decide the appeal as expeditiously as possible within six weeks from 17-2-2023.
The Court also stated that the Petitioner was at liberty to take recourse for appropriate remedies available in law. Thus, disposing the writ petition with these directions.
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