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Ram Kumar v. State of Haryana & Ors - CWP-6893-2006  RD-P&H 2661 (27 April 2006)
C.W.P. No. 6893 of 2006
Date of Decision: 05.05.2006
State of Haryana and others
CORAM: HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE M.M. KUMAR
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE M.M.S. BEDI
PRESENT: Mr. Rakesh Nagpal, Advocate,
for the petitioner.
M.M. KUMAR, J. (Oral)
The prayer made in this writ petition is that the order of transfer dated 24.3.2006 (P-5) be cancelled, which has withdrawn the earlier order of transfer of the petitioner. It is appropriate to mention that the petitioner has been working on the post of Social Education and Panchayat Officer with the respondent department and was posted at Fatehabad. On 2.7.2005, he was transferred to Chhachhrauli (P-1). After a period of about three weeks, the petitioner was transferred back to Fatehabad (P-2). He was again transferred on 20.9.2005 to Ellenabad (P-3), which order was again cancelled on 20.12.2005. The net result was that the petitioner whenever was transferred, keep coming back to Fatehabad. One Bhupender Pal Singh, who was posted at Fatehabad after the last transfer of the petitioner to Ellenabad, filed Civil Writ Petition No. 42 C.W.P. No. 6893 of 2006
of 2006, which was decided on 3.4.2006. The last transfer order posting the petitioner to Ellenabad from Fatehabad was cancelled and the petitioner was sent back to Ellenabad. The petitioner was impleaded as a party respondent in that petition. On the withdrawal of the last order transferring the petitioner from Ellenabad to Fatehabad, the petitioner goes back to Ellenabad. It is against the aforementioned order that the instant petition has been filed.
After hearing learned counsel, we are of the considered view that the petitioner cannot remain at Fatehabad for all times to come. On the query made by the Court, learned counsel for the petitioner has not been able to give the exact date of his posting at Fatehabad before his transfer in July, 2005, however, he has stated that the petitioner might have been posted at Fatehabad in 2003. In any case the transfer orders are necessarily administrative orders, which does not call for any judicial review unless it is shown to be actuated by mala fide. The Government while transferring officers keep in view only public interest and nothing else. Therefore, there is no merit in this petition.
May 5, 2006 JUDGE
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