Declining to accept a short reply filed by the Haryana government on a petition challenging the recruitment policy for regularisation, a division bench of the Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday directed the state to file a complete reply.
The bench of justices SK Mittal and Arun Palli adjourned the case for November 14 when the state government is expected to file detailed replies with regards to the petition against the policy for regularisation of Group B, C and D employees.
As per the notification issued by the state government in July, services of Group C and Group D employees and workers engaged on contract basis engaged by government or approved agencies of the state be regularised if they fulfil certain conditions, including three years of employment.
The petitioner stated that the Congress government was trying to gain political advantage in the upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections, luring people by offering “candies of regularisation” through the one-time policy.
The petitioner also demanded quashing of policies of regularisation dated June 18 for Group C and D employees.
The plea also challenges that policy dated June 16, vide which Group B employees appointed on contract basis, who have worked for not less than three years as on May 28 and are still in service, have been regularised in a “totally illegal and arbitrary manner, which is not only unconstitutional, but also contemptuous to the law laid down by the Supreme Court”.