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Dinesh Chand Gupta v. State Of U.P. & Others - WRIT - A No. - 47187 of 2007  RD-AH 18629 (5 December 2007)
HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT ALLAHABAD
Civil Misc. Writ Petition No.47187 of 2007.
Dinesh Chand Gupta
State of U.P. and others
Hon. Pankaj Mithal, J.
Heard Sri A.K.Singh for the petitioner and learned Standing Counsel.
The petitioner is aggrieved by his transfer from Mathura to Rampur. The said transfer order has been passed on 12.9.2007 basically to accommodate one Mukesh Kumar whose transfer order dated 7.7.2005 from Mathura to Rampur has been cancelled. It appears that the said Mukesh Kumar was posted at Mathura for the last over ten years and, therefore, in pursuance of the general direction issued by this Court to transfer all the employees, who are at same place for over 10 years, Mukesh Kumar was transferred from Mathura to Rampur on 7.7.2005. The petitioner was posted in his place at Mathura in 2005.
It has been contended that despite his transfer in July, 2005 the said Mukesh Kumar never joined at Rampur, where he was transferred and now he has manipulated to get his transfer order cancelled and, therefore, the petitioner has been transferred to Rampur, in his place.
Apparently, no illegality in the order transferring the petitioner from Mathura to Rampur has been pointed out. The said transfer order has not been passed in violation of any rule of law. The submission of the petitioner that he has been transferred before expiry of three years is not acceptable as it is not an absolute rule that an employee shall be transferred before three years. However, there is some substance in the allegations of the petitioner that his transfer has been made only in order to accommodate Mukesh Kumar, who continues to be posted at Mathura for the last over 10 years and even after his transfer from Mathura to Rampur in July 2005 he has not worked for a single day at his transferred place.
In the above facts and circumstances, it is desirable that the Joint Director (Netra Upchar), U.P. Lucknow should consider the matter afresh on the representation of the petitioner. The petitioner is permitted to make a representation raising all his grievances and the contention with regard to Mukesh Kumar within a period of two weeks from today. In case such a representation is made to respondent no.3 he shall consider and decide the same, in accordance with law, if necessary after hearing aforesaid Mukesh Kumar also, and pass appropriate orders as expeditiously as possible, preferably within a period of six weeks from the date of receipt of the representation along with a certified copy of this order.
The writ petition is disposed of finally.
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