Establishment Manual and Article 7 of P.O. 127 of 1972

Establishment Manual and Article 7 of P.O. 127 of 1972

Whether a question of seniority is being
raised 15 years after recruitment is barred by limitation

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petitioners filed 58 separate cases before the Administrative Tribunal in 1992
praying for fixation of their seniority with all attendant financial and other
benefits on the date from when 73 Class-I officers of Bangladesh Bank were
directly recruited—Held: In the present cases the petitioners are not agitating
the question of recruitment but of seniority and are also asking for a
modification in the seniority list prepared by the Bank on 31-3-90. Respondent
Nos. 2-6 who are among the 73 directly recruited Class-i officers have added
themselves as parties in the tribunal cases, but the rest have not. We do not
think that it will be in consonance with the principle of natural justice to
deny them a hearing when a question of seniority is being raised 15 years after
their recruitment. The Appellate Tribunal rightly decided the point.

Md. Hafizuddin & Ors Vs. Bangladesh Bank
& Anr- 5BLT(AD)-179.