Daily Judgement

Termination of service for suppression of information about pending criminal case in verification roll, cannot be reversed merely due to non-issuance of show-cause notice to employee.
Updated On : Jan 12, 2023 | Dr. S. Muralidhar CJ, M. S. Raman J | High Court of Orissa | AIROnline 2022 ORI 126

The appointment order of the employee clearly stated that his appointment was purely on temporary basis. in case any discrepancy in character and antecedents of candidate are discovered even at a later stage services of such candidates could very well be terminated. The employee could not claim that termination order was passed in violation of principles of natural justice, because even if Employer had issued a show cause notice to employee, he could not have disputed fact of suppression of material facts in verification roll filled up by him by his own hand. Mere issuance of a show-cause notice would not have changed the fact that there was a criminal case pending against employee on very grave charges in which he was arrested and charge sheet was also filed. The Orissa High Court in AIROnline 2022 ORI 126 confirmed order terminating services of the employee.

Aamod Vairagkar