S.& S.Board & Ors. Vs. P. Satyanarayana Rao & Ors.  INSC 334
(16 February 2009)
NON REPORTABLE IN THE
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL
NO...............OF 2009 (Arising out of SLP(C) No. 1143 of 2008) Hyderabad
Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board & Ors. ...Appellants VERSUS
P.Satyanarayana Rao & Ors. ..Respondents
is true that this appeal has been preferred against an order by which the
appellants were not granted interim order during the pendency of the appeal.
have heard the learned counsel for the parties and examined the impugned order
in depth and in detail.
heard the learned counsel for the parties, we are of the view that the prayer
for grant of 2 stay of operation of the order of the learned Single Judge of
the High Court, by which regularization of the services of the workmen was
passed, if not stayed, the entire appeal would become infructuous. Be it
mentioned herein, that the Division Bench of the High Court, however, granted
stay of payment of arrears till the disposal of the appeal. That being the
position, we grant the stay against the regularization of the services of the
workmen till the disposal of the appeal as well. Accordingly, the refusal to
stay against regularisation of the services of the workmen stands set aside and
interim order is granted in the manner indicated till the disposal of the
the reasons aforesaid, the appeal is allowed to the extent indicated above.
There will be no order as to costs.
High Court is now requested to dispose of the writ petition pending before the
learned 3 Single Judge, if not already disposed of in the meantime, within a period
of three months from the date of supply of a copy of this order positively
without granting any unnecessary adjournments to either of the parties. We make
it clear that we have not gone into the disputes raised by the parties in the
writ application, which shall be decided by the learned Single Judge in
accordance with law.