Anganwadi Workers Don’t Hold A Civil Post; CAT Wouldn’t Have The Jurisdiction To Entertain Their Petition: J&K HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAnganwadi Workers Don’t Hold A Civil Post; CAT Wouldn’t Have The Jurisdiction To Entertain Their Petition: J&K HC [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay18 Sep 2020 6:29 AMShare This – xThe Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Thursday (17th September) ruled that since Anganwadi workers do not hold a civil post, they do not come within the purview of Section 14 of the CAT Act, and that the Tribunal would not have the jurisdiction to entertain their petition.The Single Bench of Ali Mohammad Magrey was hearing a plea seeking direction to the respondents to issue the engagement…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Thursday (17th September) ruled that since Anganwadi workers do not hold a civil post, they do not come within the purview of Section 14 of the CAT Act, and that the Tribunal would not have the jurisdiction to entertain their petition.The Single Bench of Ali Mohammad Magrey was hearing a plea seeking direction to the respondents to issue the engagement order for the post of Aganwadi Worker in ward 13 with further direction for quashing of engagement order No. 1 of 2017 dated 20.06.2017. The petition, in short, was related to recruitment as Anganwadi worker.When this petition was taken up by the High Court, the Court was considering whether it needed to be transferred to the Central Administrative Tribunal, Jammu (the Tribunal).The Counsel for the Petitioner submitted that Anganwadi helpers neither constitute a service, nor do they hold civil posts.Therefore, the Counsel argued that recruitment thereto or any matter in relation to recruitment thereto or even any service matter concerning thereto would not fall within the purview of the provisions contained under Chapters III and V of the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985 (the CAT Act), especially Sections 14, 15, 28 and 29 thereof, and, consequently, the Tribunal would not have the jurisdiction to entertain this petition.Court’s ObservationWhile relying on the Judgment of the Apex Court in the case of State of Assam v. Kanak Chandra Dutta AIR 1967 SC 884, the High Court observed that it is settled that appointments made under a scheme which is not of a permanent nature, and appointees, although might have continued for a long time, do not hold a civil post.Resultantly, the Court ruled,”It is held that this Court would have the jurisdiction to entertain a petition, including this petition, as a Court of the first instance in relation to recruitment and matters concerning recruitment to the position of Aganwadi worker(s) and this petition would not need to be transferred to the Tribunal.”While parting with the matter, the Court specifically observed,”It may be observed that this Court is pained to notice that this petition seeking a mandamus upon the respondents to issue the engagement order for the post of Aganwadi worker in ward-13 has remained pending for about three years now. The petitioner’s counsel has also been sloppy, inasmuch as he has not taken any steps to get it listed for hearing and disposal.” (emphasis supplied)The Court listed this petition on 04.11.2020 for final hearing.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

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first_img continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Brand. Values. Culture. We throw these words around quite a bit in corporate America, often with minimal regard for what they actually mean or the impact they have. Sometimes we even hang them on the wall as proof that we’re important enough to have them.None of that matters if you don’t practice what you preach (or prominently display). Do your employees even know what your bank or credit union values? Perhaps the better question is do the behaviors within your bank or credit union reflect what you say your culture is?Every credit union, every bank, every business has an internal culture whether they recognize it or not. The way management treats employees is part of your culture. The way employees treat each other is part of your culture. The way your bank or credit union makes your employees feel when they are at work is a big part of your culture.Why does any of this matter? Because your corporate values and your internal culture impact your brand strength. If your internal culture is weak or inconsistent, your brand will be, too.last_img read more