In the Instant Case of Naresh Sinha v. State of M.P. The petitioner’s request for a higher pay scale effective January 1, 1994, was denied since it had been put on hold owing to the lack of ACRs. The petitioner chose to file the current case with this Court to contest the impugned ruling because he was unhappy with it.
Analysis of Court Decision
The respondent authorities were fined Rs. 50,000 by a single bench led by Madhya Pradesh high court Justice Vivek Rusia for harassing retired workers and senior citizens and overburdening the High Court with cases that would not have been brought had the Government discovered the ACRs earlier, which were only made available upon a request for the CMHO’s appearance.
The Court noted that although the CMHO was required to present in person, only the respondent did so in addition, it took the respondents approximately ten years to search the petitioner’s ACRs. The Court pointed out that the ACR discovered this month may have been discovered in 2017 or before, but the respondents OR the Government forced the petitioner to come before the Court again.
The Court held that the State Government’s approach in the current case is deplorable and that it not only resulted in the harassment of retired employees and senior citizens but also burdened the High Court with the filing of these types of cases. As a result, the Court imposed a cost of Rs. 50,000/- on the State Government payable to the petitioner. The Court granted the petition in question and instructed the respondents to evaluate the petitioner’s request for a higher payscale and finish the process within 30 days of today.
CASE NAME – Naresh Sinha v. State of M.P, Writ Petition No. 3296 of 2021