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M.N.THAMBI v. STATE OF KERALA - OP No. 21379 of 1999(T)  RD-KL 3280 (14 February 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMOP No. 21379 of 1999(T)
1. STATE OF KERALA
For Petitioner :SRI.S.P.ARAVINDAKSHAN PILLAY
For Respondent :GOVERNMENT PLEADER
The Hon'ble MR. Justice S.SIRI JAGAN
O R D E RS. Siri Jagan, J.
O.P. No. 21379 of 1999
Dated this, the 14th February, 2007.
J U D G M E N T
The petitioner has filed this original petition inter alia for a declaration that directly recruited Assistant Engineers, who joined service after the petitioner as Assistant Engineers, are not entitled to get seniority over the petitioner on the basis of the advice of the Public Service Commission.
2. A batch of original petitions on the same issue, namely,
O.P.Nos. 8890, 11187, 11812, 11981
& 22969 of 1999, were disposed
of by the following common judgment:
"Petitioners sought for a declaration that directly recruited Assistant Engineers in the service of the Kerala State Electricity Board, who joined service after the petitioners, are not entitled to get seniority over them on the basis of the date of advice by the Public Service Commission. The issue is squarely covered against the petitioners by the judgment dated 13-3- 2002 in O.P.No. 17257/2000 by a learned Single Judge and by the Division Bench judgment dated 27-5-2005 in W.A.No. 1155/2002. The Bench decision is in respect of the very same subject matter under the Kerala State Electricity Board itself. The writ petitions are accordingly dismissed."
3. Since this original petition also raises the same issue, I am inclined to dispose of this original petition also in terms of that judgment. Accordingly, following that judgment this original petition is dismissed. Sd/- S. Siri Jagan, Judge. Tds/
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