Contract teacher’s plea challenging cancellation dismissed

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Dec 2017 10:56:34


Legal Correspondent,

A SINGLE bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court comprising Justice J K Maheshwari dismissed petition filed by Meena Soni challenging cancellation of appointment on the post of contract teacher. The single bench of MPHC heard petition filed by Meena Soni against the Secretary, School Education Department, Bhopal, Commissioner, Public Instructions, Bhopal, Collector, Katni, District Education Officer, Katni, Chief Executive Officer, Jila Panchayat Katni and Chief Executive Officer, Janpad Panchayat Dheemerkheda, Katni district. Being aggrieved by the order of cancellation of appointment of the petitioner on the post of contract teacher, this petition has been preferred. On perusal of the record, it reveals that the order of cancellation of appointment was passed on January 21, 2008.

Since 2008 till 2016, the petitioner was sitting tight over the matter and has not taken recourse before the competent court for about 8 years. Surprisingly, after 8 years, petitioner filed this petition. Delay of 8 years has not been explained in writ petition.

In absence thereto, challenge made to the order dated on January 21, 2008, after more than 8 years, is liable to be dismissed on ground of delay and latches. Accordingly, petition being devoid of merit is herebydismissed, the single bench said.

Advocate Manish Tiwari with Advocate Vinod Tiwari appeared on behalf of the petitioner, while Government Advocate Girish Kekre appeared for the State.