* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
Date of Order: February 07, 2018
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EX. CONSTABLE (DRIVER) SHAYAM SUNDER … Petitioner
Through: Ms. Poonam Mahajan, Advocate
LT. GOVERNER (GOVT. OF NCT OF DELHI ) AND ORS.
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE SUNIL GAUR
1. Petitioner was working as Constable (Driver) with Delhi Police and
due to a criminal case [u/s 406/498A IPC] registered against him, he was
dismissed from service in the year 1998. It is not in dispute that dismissal
of petitioner from service was consequent upon a departmental inquiry.
2. Learned counsel for petitioner submits that petitioner has been
acquitted in the criminal case on 18th April, 2012 and has also obtained
divorce from his wife and thereafter, had approached the Central
Administrative Tribunal, New Delhi but had withdrawn the Original
Application. It is so evident from order of 9th November, 2017.
3. It is evident from Section 14 of The Administrative Tribunals Act,
1985 that all service matters pertaining to service in connection with
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affairs of authority controlled by State Government or any local or other
authority or any corporation or other body at the disposal of State
Government, are required to be dealt with by the Central Administrative
Tribunal. Since the jurisdiction to seek reinstatement of petitioner lies
with the Central Administrative Tribunal, therefore, petitioner ought to
avail of the remedies by approaching Central Administrative Tribunal,
New Delhi within four weeks.
4. In view of aforesaid, this petition and application are disposed of
with permission to petitioner to invoke jurisdiction of the Central
Administrative Tribunal who shall proceed on merits, if it is so done.
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