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AR defies HC orders in promotion of jawan

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT


Guwahati, April 5: Controversy spilled over as the Assam Rifles (AR) has not complied an order of Gauhati High Court for last four years regarding promotion of a victimized jawan despite the Court had ruled for necessary action in 2011.

Havildar Ramesh Chand Sharma, who is serving at 1 Coy, 30 Assam Rifles, was promoted to NB Subedar (GD) with anti date seniority from December 2004. But his promotion was allegedly withheld by the AR authorities despite fulfilling all criteria required for promotion.

In April 2011, Sharma was allegedly given forced retirement by the Commandment, 30 Assam rifles without giving a mandatory notice of three months as provided under clause 56 (I) of the Service rules and Rule 48 of the Central Service (Pension) rules 1972.

Miffed by the impugned retirement order, Sharma moved Gauhati High Court and filed a case against the Director General, Assam Rifles and the Commandant 30 Assam Rifles. The Court after hearing the case, passed the judgment on December 17, 2011 and set aside the impugned order dated April 16, 2011.The Court in the order also stated that the petitioner will be entitled to all service benefit due to him.

But Sharma alleged that the Assam rifles authorities has not compiled with the order for the last four years.

“Despite Court directive, the AR authorities has not done anything till today. So I have demanded an inquiry in this regard,” Sharma told this correspondent.

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