Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court has ruled
that eligible government employees with a bright career should
not be deprived of promotional avenues.
"The denial of promotional avenues with the intention to
adjust others shall have demoralising effect on the government
employee", a division bench comprising Justices Devi Prasad
Singh and Bala Krishna Narain of the Lucknow bench of the high
The bench passed the judgement yesterday on a writ
petition of Dr Raksha Goswami challenging her removal from the
post of Director Ayurveda and her appointment as Director
Syllabus and Evaluation, which she said was an insignificant
The court directed the state government to permit and
restore the petitioner to the post of Director Ayurveda
forthwith with all consequential benefits.
It also imposed costs of rupees one lakh on the state
government directing it to deposit the amount in the high
court within a month, out of which Rs 50,000 will be remitted
to Mediation Centre Lucknow and the remaining Rs 50,000 to the
The court also quashed the order dated October 29
2009, by which the petitioner was appointed as Director
Syllabus and Evaluation.