Govt Approves Renzushah’s Seniority Position


Seniority Fixed Above 113 Senior Level Officers In 1999 KAS Seniority list.

 SRINAGAR: State Govt. today fixed the seniority position of Farooq Renzu by making amendment in seniority list of KAS officers of 1999.

Now with this amendment Renzu’s seniority has been elevated in the said list from No. 167 to 44A1 with immediate effect, sources said.

GAD issued an order. No. 191/GAD of 2013 dated 6-2-2013 in this regard today thus closing the 28 year long case.

Govt. while implementing the judgment in favour of Mr Bukhari in 2003-2004 could not implement the same in favour of other left out officers. Renzu who had topped PSC examination in the information carder in 1980 also was entitled for the similar effect above Ashraf Bukhari, however the  Govt. at the time preferred to challenge his claim in the Division Bench in case entitled Sheikh Nazir v/s state. 

However the Division Bench on 10-06-2011 comprising of Justice Hakeem Imtiyaz and Justice Husnain Masoodi upheld the single bench decision of High Court delivered by  Justice M Y Kirmani in favour of seniority position of Mr F.A. Renzu since then the matter was in the GAD waiting for implementation. 

The matter was also reffered in December 2011 to Law department and the Law department gave its opinion in January 2012 for its implementation in letter and spirit.

The matter remained pending in GAD for further process. Now the Govt. decided to implement the orders of High Court and Division Bench accordingly on the basis of law department opinion. 

Chief Minister gave approval for fixation of Renzu’s seniority w.e. of 1999 above Ashraf Bukhari and other officers figuring below him. 

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