It willN be reasonable to hold that for the purpose of counting seniority on promotion the material date to be reckoned with is the date of the decision of the BoardMand not the date of communication and joining— the petitioner’s promotion to the post of Deputy Director was made effective by the Board itself with immediate effect, i.e. from 24.12.86. As for as order dated 23.1.91 declaring the petitioner to be senior to the respondent is concerned, the rule has been Nrightly made absolute.
Abul Khayer Munshi Vs. Safiuddin. Mohd. Yahya & Ors. 5 BLT (AD)-111.