Court restrains J-K Bank from posting of 905 following promotions

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Principal District Judge Jammu Sanjay Parihar has restrained the Jammu and Kashmir Bank from making postings/adjustments and issued notice to the Chairman and others, Daily Excelsior has reported.

The order has been passed in a suit filed by Vijay Kumar and others against the Jammu & Kashmir Bank for declaring result Notification: Associate Executive (Scale-1) to Executive ( Scale-ll) baring reference: JKB/HRD /Rectt/ 2022-751 dated 07.03.2022 issued by defendant No:3, whereby and where under defendant No:5 to 793 have been ordered to be promoted from Associate Executive ( Scale 1) to Executive ( Scale-ll) as illegal and void ab-initio; declaring result Notification: Associate Executive ( Scale-1) to Executive (Scale-ll) bearing reference No: JKB/HRD/ Rectt./2022-935 dated 15.04.2022 issued by defendant No:3, whereby and whereunder defendant No 794 to 910 have been ordered to be promoted from Scale-1 to Scale-ll as illegal and null and void.

The Daily Excelsior report said that after hearing Senior Advocate Abhinav Sharma with Advocates Abhimanyu Sharma and Nikhil Choudhary for the plantiffs, the Court issued notice to Chairman J-K Bank and others in the main suit as well in application for grant of ad-interim relief.

In the meanwhile and subject to objections of other side, the defendants were directed not to proceed for further postings/ adjustments of defendants 5 to 910 following their promotion in terms of impugned orders, till next date of hearing.

The plaintiffs are aggrieved of promotional order passed in favour of promotee defendants in terms of order impugned precisely on the ground that their promotional order has been passed in violation of approved seniority inasmuch as against the promotional policy of the bank.

“In fact the bank has resorted to pick and chose and has deprived the plaintiffs of acquiring promotional benefits as they were similarly situated with the promote officers”, they said, adding “in the first order defendants 794 to 910 were not promoted on account of inferior APRs but subsequently they too have been promoted and this shows that the promotion order suffers from the malafide exercise of powers by the official defendants”.

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