Orissa high court
CUTTACK: The Orissa high court has pulled up the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Monday for not contemplating the background of litigation whereas declining to grant interim aid to an off-the-cuff worker of Prasar Bharati whose 27 years of service was terminated on the idea of directions over phone.
While not granting interim keep on the order terminating the service of Smita Jena, CAT makes no reference to the lengthy historical past of litigation regarding her providers the place she has been knocking on the doorways of involved authorities for regularization of her providers in phrases of the scheme floated for that objective by Prasar Bharati, the HC noticed.
While expressing its dissatisfaction, the HC modified the CAT’s April 22 interim order and directed her to report for obligation at Prasar Bharati’s Low Power Transmitter (LPT) in Baripada at 10 am on Tuesday.
Smita was working as a technician since April 29, 1994. Her final posting was on the LPT in Baripada. On April 19 her service was discontinued by means of a letter by the assistant engineer of the High Power Transmitter at Balasore referring to a telephonic dialogue with a better officer.
Smita sought the HC’s intervention after CAT’s Cuttack bench admitted her petition, issued discover to Prasar Bharati, however refused to grant interim keep on the order terminating her service.
The HC stated, “Although normally this court would not interfere against an interim order of the CAT, the circumstances in the present case appear to be extraordinary.”
The division bench of Chief Justice S Muralidhar and Justice B P Routray stated, “It was the background of litigation that was necessary for CAT to have kept in view while considering the petitioner’s case for interim relief. ”
The HC directed establishment as prior to April 19 until the CAT takes up Smita’s petition after receiving the counter affidavit to it.