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Subhas Yadav (064380272-Ut/Ct) v. Union Of India And Others - WRIT - A No. 21528 of 2007  RD-AH 8720 (8 May 2007)
Civil Misc. Writ Petition No. 21528 of 2007
Subhas Yadav ................................................... Petitioner
Union of India & others ............................ Respondents
Hon'ble Ashok Bhushan, J.
Heard counsel for the petitioner.
By this writ petition the petitioner has prayed for quashing the order dated 2.1.2007 by which the petitioner has been struck off from the strength pay roll of CISF Unit in exercise of power under rules 25 and 26 of the CISF Rules, 2001.
The petitioner was appointed with effect from 2.9.2006 as constable in Central Industrial Security Force on probation for a period of two years. The petitioner was sent for basic training which commenced on 4.9.2006. Petitioner did not attend the training with effect from 4.9.2006 due to poor health. He was sent for medical examination to Cuttak on 3.10,.2006 from where without any information or permission to the competent authority he came back to his home. A call letter dated 5.10.2006 , 18.10.2006 and 30.10.2006 was issued to the petitioner consequently he reported on 8.11.2006. Exercising the power under rule 25 of the Central Industrial Security Force Rules, 2001 a month notice was issued on 2.12.2006 for terminating the services of the petitioner and after thirty days termination order dated 2.1.2007 has been issued which has been challenged in this writ petition.
Learned counsel for the petitioner contended that the petitioner was entitled for an opportunity before termination of his service.
I have considered the submissions of counsel for the petitioner and perused the record.
The petitioner's appointment with effect from 2.9.2006 was on probation. Rule 25 (2) empowers the competent authority to discharge from post if the appointing authority is of the opinion that the member of the Force is not fit for permanent appointment after issue of notice of one month. Rule 25 of the said Rules is quoted below:-
"25. Probation,_ (1) Every member of the Force except those appointed on deputation/absorption, shall be on probation for the period specified in relevant column of the Recruitment Rules:
Provided that in the absence of a specific order of confirmation or a declaration of satisfactory completion of probation, a member of the Force shall be deemed to be on probation:
Provided further that no member of the Force shall ordinarily be kept on probation for more than twice the period prescribed in respective Recruitment Rules.
(2) If during the period of probation the appointing authority is of the opinion that a member of the Force is not fit for permanent appointment, the appointing authority may discharge him from the Force after issue of notice of one month or after giving one month's pay in lieu of such notice, or revert him to the rank from which he was promoted or repatriate to his parent department, as the case may be.
(3) On successful completion of probation by a member of the Force, the appointing authority shall pass an order confirming the member of the Force in the grade in which he joined the Force. "
The petitioner having been terminated during probation no opportunity was necessary. Rule 25 empowers the appointing authority to discharge a member of the Force after forming an opinion that the member of the Force is not fit for permanent appointment. The order impugned has not been passed as a measure of punishment which may require opportunity to the petitioner.
No error could be pointed out by the counsel for the petitioner in the impugned order warranting interference by this Court under Article 226 of the Constitution.
The writ petition lacks merit and is dismissed.
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