Whether a question of seniority is being raised 15 years after recruitment is barred by limitation
58 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.