SC cancels HC verdict for regularizing jobs of 400 employees

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court yesterday cancelled a High Court verdict that asked the government to regularize the job of at about 400 employees in revenue sectors, who were working in various projects under Bangladesh Rural Development Board (BRDB) on contractual basis. Following the apex court order, from now onwards, there is no scope for anyone except government decision to get an appointment as a permanent employee, who would work in projects under contractual basis, attorney general Mahbubey Alam said.
The seven-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain set aside the High Court order that had directed the government to regularize the project’s employees as a permanent employee.
The apex court came up with the order after disposing of an appeal filed by the government challenging the HC order over the matter.
Talking to this correspondent, attorney general Mahbubey Alam said that Bangladesh Rural Development Board (BRDB) has appointed a number of employees for its different projects at different times.
After completion of those projects, at about 400 employees had jointly filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking its directive on the government to regularize their service as a revenue facilitator or similar to that of a regular government employee, said Mahbubey Alam.
Following their writ petition, the HC had earlier directed the government to regularize their services. But, the government challenged the HC order and filed an appeal with the Supreme Court. After hearing on the appeal, the apex court yesterday cancelled the HC order. – Staff Reporter