Supreme Court has sought the reply of the Registrar General of Patna High Court to verify the ‘inordinate delay’ of 733 days to upload a judgment on the official website of the High Court.
Top court bench headed by S K Kaul observed that the judgement was pronounced on January 24, 2018. However the verdict was uploaded on the website on May 1, 2019.
“We call upon the Registrar General of the Patna High Court to submit the report to us whether the facts are correct and the reasons for the same,” the bench directed.
The matter is now posted to be heard on October 28.
The directions are issued in connection to the plea filed by Bihar government challenging High Court verdict to uphold the case of a watchman who was forced to leave the job.
The watchman stated that he was deprived of the benefit of being regularized while six other who have joined on a daily-wage basis along with him are already regularized. The state government contended that he had joined after the cut-off date, online others.
Patna High Court had announced the verdict in the favour of the worker noting, “The State should be a model employer and not find refuge behind hyper-technical grounds to deny him regularisation.”