Bargarh, October 29 (Odisha.in) The Union Public Service Commission is not granting promotion to an Oriya officer despite a court.
S.K. Pattnaik, a Senior Scientific Officer serving the Geological Survey of India for over 33 years with competence and great achievement was denied promotion by the UPSC to the post of Director in 2004.
Pattnaik had petitioned the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Guwahati. The tribunal in its orders dt.18.08.2005 and dt.08.02.2006 asked the Ministry of Mines, Government of India and the U.P.S.C. to give him promotion through a review D.P.C.
The administrative ministry of G.S.I that comes under the ministry of Mines has repeatedly asked the U.P.S.C. to implement the CAT judgment. Even the Ministry of Law had also advised against any appeal.
The CAT judgment was also later upheld by the Guwahati High Court on 21.03.2007 but inspite of that it is not yet implemented.
The defiance by the U.P.S.C. is even against their indictment by the CAT in the order dt.15.02.2007 on their review application in which the CAT has observed “the review application is frivolous, merit less and misconceived and also imposed a fine of Rs.5000/- on them.
The Guwahati High Court while dismissing their writ petition asked the U.P.S.C. to implement the CAT judgment and observed that the U.P.S.C. has viewed the CAT judgment in a ‘narrow compass’.
The High Court order is yet to be implemented by the U.P.S.C. and a contempt petition is pending against them in the High Court.
The whole process of litigation has already taken more than 3 years and Patnaik is going to retire in one and half year’s time.
The method adopted by the U.P.S.C. clearly indicates their delaying tactics by circum venting the CAT Judgment causing the litigation to last further, Patnaik said.
They are doing it because they want I retire without getting his due promotion, he said.