Samaj Kalyan Samiti,Ballarpur Vs. Education Officer (Secondary) & Ors.
 INSC 1179 (7 July 2009)
REPORTABLE IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CIVIL
APPEAL NO. 4147 OF 2009 (Arising out of SLP)No.2897 of 2008) Upekshit Samaj
Kalyan Samiti, Ballarpur -Appellant Versus Education Officer (Secondary) &
This appeal is directed against the judgment and final order dated
11th of January, 2008 passed by a Division Bench of the High Court of
Judicature at Bombay, Nagpur Bench, Nagpur in LPA NO.11/2007 whereby the
Division Bench of the High Court rejected the LPA filed by the appellant
upholding the views taken by the learned Single Judge with the directions made
by the School Tribunal to reinstate the respondent No.1 with full back wages in
2 respondent No.4 - School run by the appellant - Samiti.
Having heard the learned counsel for the parties and after going
through the materials on record, we are of the view that in the present case,
the question of interference by us under Article 136 of the Constitution is not
at all necessary, as in this case we find from the impugned order that the
tribunals below concurrently found that the appointment of the respondent No.1
was against a permanent vacancy and on completion of two years probation period
in the said permanent post, it must be held that the services are deemed to
have been confirmed. Since, we do not find any perversity in the findings of the
tribunals below, we are not inclined to interfere with the same. However, on
the question of payment of full back wages, we are of the view that since
respondent No.1 had not worked he would not be entitled to get full back wages,
on the other hand he should be granted 50% of the back wages.
Accordingly, this appeal is disposed of with the above
modification that the respondent shall be reinstated if not already done and he
would be entitled to 50% of back wages from the appellant.
Subject to this modification, the appeal stands disposed of. There
will be no order as to costs.
...........................J. [Tarun Chatterjee]