Service Law
Order of appointment—Appeal—High Court directed the appellant to appoint original petitioner as driver with seniority as per his merit position without any back wages—Actual appointment of first respondent is not possible due to changed circumstances after a period of 14 years of initial recruitment—If the first respondent – original writ petitioner is awarded a lumpsum compensation in lieu of actual appointment as a driver with reasonable interest, the same can be said to be in larger interest and can be said to be doing substantial justice—Compensation of 7.5 lakhs with 6 per cent interest awarded to first respondent in lieu of actual appointment—Impugned judgment modified—Appeal allowed in part.
[Paras 5 & 6]
Decision : Appeal allowed in part