The High Court on Thursday directed the government to release salary in favour of a casual labourer, Shahbaz Shafi Ganai.
Hearing a plea by Ganai through his counsel, Rizwan ul Zaman, a bench of Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey directed Commissioner Secretary Animal Husbandry Department to release funds to Director, Animal Husbandry, Kashmir, within a week asking the latter to release the same as salary in favour of Ganai.
“In the event, it is noticed that funds are not released for implementation of the Court Order, the salaries of the Commissioner Secretary, Animal Husbandry Department and Director, Animal Husbandry Department, Kashmir Srinagar shall stand stopped,” Court said.
The court asked the concerned Treasury Officer as also Bank Manager; wherever details of the accounts of the two authorities are maintained to ensure that their salary bill for the month of July is not entertained.
The petitioner had alleged violation of final order passed on 13.02.2015 in SWP No 221/2015 wherein the respondents were directed to take a decision regarding absorption of the petitioner in the Government service.
The authorities were further directed not to disturb the position of the petitioner and pay his salary regularly till the decision in the matter was taken.
In the status report filed by the Director, Animal Husbandry, Kashmir it was stated that the case of the petitioner along with other casual labourers of the department stands already uploaded on the website devised by the Finance Department for the purpose of regularization.
The status report further revealed that the present position of the petitioner stands maintained. However, earned wages of the petitioner had been partly released and for the remaining part requisition has been made with the Administrative Department for release of funds.
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