Discovering ‘no benefit’, the Chandigarh-bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal dismissed the appliance moved by IAS officer Ashok Khemka whereby he had sought route from the Union authorities to contemplate his empanelment for holding further secretary or an equal submit on the Centre.
The order talked about that the matter pertains to empanelment of applicant Ashok Khemka for holding further secretary/ equal submit on the Centre, which based on him had been wrongly denied to him.
Khemka argued that the eligibility standards for such an empanelment requires a minimal three-year service on the Centre on the degree of the deputy secretary or above.
“As per the officer, plenty of officers who didn’t fulfil the mentioned standards have been appointed and three instances have been cited by him on this regard,” the order talked about.
He additionally acknowledged that non-empanelment at this stage would result in a cascading impact and he will be unable to serve on the Centre in any respect. The tribunal noticed: “An necessary concern earlier than us is whether or not an individual can declare empanelment as further secretary within the Union Authorities as a matter of proper.”
It provides: “Central Staffing Scheme clearly gives that appointment below the Union authorities below central staffing sample shouldn’t be a matter of proper. Even the applicant has not challenged the Central Staffing Scheme. As such, no particular person officer or no particular person service can declare any proper to those posts.”
Mentioning the rules for empanelment at Further Secretary degree, the order talked about: “The applicant being a member of premier service would have been conscious of those tips. It’s regular expectation that if he was actually eager to serve on the Centre, he ought to have taken honest and sustained efforts to satisfy the eligibility standards.”
Khemka’s submission that the civil providers board particularly really useful his title for appointment within the Prime Minister’s Workplace has been denied by the Union authorities. As he didn’t present any proof, the tribunal couldn’t depend on this.
“We additionally word that the allegation of the applicant about non-reasonability of classification for not counting the State service in prime administrative ranks for eligibility, doesn’t enchantment to purpose,” the tribunal noticed.