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O.M.VARGHESE v. SOUTH MALABAR GRAMIN BANK - OP No. 8287 of 1999(T)  RD-KL 13934 (24 July 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMOP No. 8287 of 1999(T)
1. SOUTH MALABAR GRAMIN BANK
For Petitioner :SRI.PHILIP MATHEW
For Respondent :SRI.T.R.RAVI
The Hon'ble MR. Justice THOTTATHIL B.RADHAKRISHNAN
O R D E R
THOTTATHIL B.RADHAKRISHNAN, J.O.P.No.8287 OF 1999
Dated this the 24th day of July, 2007
The writ petitioner seeks a direction to the respondents to promote him from the Grade of scale-I Officers to scale-II Officers with effect from 2.2.1999. The impleaded respondents have come on record contesting the claim by filing a counter affidavit dated 20.8.2000 on 29.8.2000. As of now, it is submitted on behalf of the petitioner that in 2002, he was given a promotion, however, without retrospective effect and that he may be granted time to apply for leave to amend the writ petition to challenge the refusal to grant retrospective promotion. At this distance of time, after a lapse of nearly five years since the grant of promotion, I find no ground to let the petitioner seek amendment of the writ petition. That apart, an issue as to promotion cannot be permitted to agitate at this distance of time, particularly when the right of the petitioner as against the others in the higher grade already stands concluded. It may not be OP.8287/99 Page numbers permissible to have such issues reopened at this distance of time. The writ petition fails. The same is accordingly dismissed. No costs. Sd/- THOTTATHIL B.RADHAKRISHNAN, Judge kkb. OP.8287/99 Page numbers
THOTTATHIL B. RADHAKRISHNAN, JO.P.NO.8287 OF 1999
24TH JULY, 2007.
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