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HC quashes appointment in H&FW deptt.
Published on 23 Jun. 2011 12:34 AM IST
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The appointment of Abang Zeliang, a cook at primary health centre (PHC), health & family welfare (H&FW) department, has been set aside by the Gauhati High Court in its judgment and order dated June 9, 2011 citing that appointment was made at the instance of then H&FW minister by flouting employment policy. The court also observed that the stated appointment was a product of favouritism and nepotism. Abang Zeliang’s appointment was challenged in writ petition (C) 164 (K)/ of 2006 by Bialakbo Zeliang of Tening village, a land donor candidate of the PHC. Further, the High Court, while quashing the appointment, observed that when the appointment was made dehors to the public employment policy, admittedly at the instance of a minister who took oath to uphold the constitution and the constitutional schemes, sympathy can not take place of justice. “A court is not established for providing sympathy to a justice seeker, but to do justice in accordance with law,” the court said. The court thus quashed the appointment and directed the state/department to consider the appointment of the applicants in accordance with law.

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