Kerala moves SC against HC order deferring regularisation of temporary staff

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New Delhi: Kerala government has approached the Supreme Court against the High Court order which deferred all actions to regularise temporary employees in government offices. Chief Secretary has filed the plea before the apex court.

In the petition, Chief Secretary pointed out that the High Court pronounced the verdict without hearing his argument. A bench including justice Indira Banerjee and V Subrahmanyam will consider the plea on Thursday.

Deferring all actions to regularise temporary staff in government offices, the High Court directed the Chief Secretary to give directions as per the order. He was asked to direct all departments to cancel actions to regularise the temporary staff within three weeks.

With the order, the high court blocked regularisation of temporary employees in government offices, other government undertakings, corporations and local body institutions.

In the directive, the high court pointed out that the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court issued a verdict restricting employees from claiming regularisation only because they served in a post for a long time.

A division bench of the high court including AK Jayasankar Nambiar and P Gopinath issued the crucial verdict by dismissing the plea submitted by two temporary workers in IHRD department. In the petition, the workers requested for regularisation in their post.

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