Gujarat High Court Case Information System Print SCA/10764/2002 3/ 3 JUDGMENT IN THE HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT AT AHMEDABAD SPECIAL CIVIL APPLICATION No. 10764 of 2002 For Approval and Signature: HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE KS JHAVERI ========================================================= 1 Whether Reporters of Local Papers may be allowed to see the judgment ? 2 To be referred to the Reporter or not ? 3 Whether their Lordships wish to see the fair copy of the judgment ? 4 Whether this case involves a substantial question of law as to the interpretation of the constitution of India, 1950 or any order made thereunder ? 5 Whether it is to be circulated to the civil judge ? ========================================================= GUJARAT STATE ROAD TRANSPORT CORPORATION - Petitioner(s) Versus MANUBAI GANGARAM BAROT - Respondent(s) ========================================================= Appearance : MR ASHISH M DAGLI for Petitioner(s) : 1, RULE SERVED for Respondent(s) : 1, ========================================================= CORAM : HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE KS JHAVERI Date : 04/08/2010 ORAL JUDGMENT
served, none appears on behalf of the respondent.
way of this petition, the petitioner has prayed to quash and set
aside the order passed by the Dy. Labour Commissioner in Approval
Application No.131/2002 dated 30.08.2002, whereby, the said
application came to be rejected.
facts in brief are that the respondent was working as a Conductor
with the petitioner-Corporation. In connection with some alleged
misappropriation of funds pertaining to the way-bills, the respondent
came to be dismissed from service on 26.03.2002, after following due
process of law. An application u/s.33(2)(b) of the I.D. Act was moved
before the Dy. Labour Commissioner for seeking approval of the same.
However, the said application came to be rejected by way of the
impugned order. Hence, this petition.
learned counsel for the petitioner and perused the documents on
record. It appears from the record that the respondent was given
sufficient opportunity before the authority below to present his
case. However, he had not remained present. One of the reasons given
by the authority concerned while rejecting the approval application
is that the default case has been initiated belatedly. However, the
said finding recorded by the authority concerned appears to be
misplaced inasmuch as on an earlier occasion, the respondent was
dismissed from service in a case numbered as Default Case No.381/1993
and as a result of the same, the present case being Default Case
No.1/1994 was ordered to be closed down subject to re-opening the
same, if the order of dismissal is modified by any Court of Law.
it appears from the record that on two different occasions, the
respondent had been dismissed from service in the past. Looking to
the documents on record, I find that the authority concerned has
committed serious error in rejecting the Approval Application
preferred by the petitioner and hence, the same deserves to be
quashed and set aside.
the foregoing reasons, the petition is allowed. The impugned order
passed by the authority concerned is quashed and set aside. Rule is
S. JHAVERI, J.]