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Pran Nath Joshi v. State of Haryana & Ors - RSA-3944-2005  RD-P&H 1751 (16 March 2006)
Case No. : R.S.A.No.3944 of 2005
Date of Decision : March 09, 2006.
Pran Nath Joshi .... Appellant
State of Haryana & others .... Respondents Coram : Hon'ble Mr.Justice Viney Mittal.
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Present : Mr.B.S.Walia, Advocate
for the appellant.
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JUDGMENT (Oral) :
The plaintiff has lost concurrently before the two courts below and has approached this Court through the present Regular Second Appeal.
He challenged the order dated February 10, 1999, whereby defendant no.3-General Manager, Haryana Roadways had directed stoppage of two annual grade increments of the plaintiff without cumulative effect.
The plaintiff claimed that the said order was illegal, null and void and bad.
Both the courts below have held that after the show cause notice had been issued to the plaintiff, he failed to file any reply and thereafter, due process was followed and aforesaid minor penalty was imposed upon the plaintiff.
The suit filed by the plaintiff was dismissed by the learned trial court and his appeal also failed before the learned first appellate court.
From the perusal of the record, it is apparent that the plaintiff R.S.A.No.3944 of 2005 : 2 :
was granted time to inspect the file and submit his reply when the show cause notice was issued to him. Plaintiff chose not to file any reply to the charge-sheet. He also received the aforesaid notice, but still chose not to inspect the record. After expiry of 15 days, he made a request that certain documents be supplied to him. In these circumstances, it is apparent that the plaintiff had been adopting merely dilatory tactics.
Both the courts below have found it as a fact that due procedure had been followed while passing the order of punishment.
Nothing has been shown that the findings recorded by both the courts below suffer from any infirmity or are contrary to the record.
No question of law, much less any substantial question of law, arises in the present appeal.
March 09, 2006 ( VINEY MITTAL )
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