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Ram vs University of Delhi

High Court Of Delhi|02 July, 2012


The petitioner has challenged the order of respondent No.1, University of Delhi ordering for deduction of the amount of Rs.7,800/- from the salary of the petitioner.
The allegations against the petitioner were that he illegally tapped the electricity from the street pole near staff quarter allotted to the petitioner which had resulted into power cut in E & F Block of Maurice Nagar.
An Office Memorandum dated 13th November, 1995 was issued to the petitioner, however, he did not submit any explanation.
Respondent No.1 disclosed that it had to spend a sum of Rs.7,800/- without its fault for restoring electricity in Maurice Nagar, and thus, a show cause notice was given to the petitioner as to why an amount of Rs.7,800/- be not deducted from his salary as per Rule 67 (iii) of the University Non-Teaching Employees (Terms & Conditions of Service) Rules, 1971.
Reply to the show cause notice filed by the petitioner was found to be unsatisfactory and consequently, the order was passed deducting the amount of Rs.7,800/- from the salary of the petitioner which is challenged by the petitioner.
The Rule was issued in this matter on 6th February, 1998.
The writ petition was taken up for hearing thereafter on 23rd August, 2011, however, no one had appeared on behalf of the petitioner on that date. The writ petition was not dismissed in default in the interest of justice on that date and the matter was ordered to be listed in due course.
Thereafter, the matter was taken up for hearing again on 15th December, 2011, 2nd January, 2012 and on 20th March, 2012, however, no one had appeared on behalf of the petitioner.
Today, again no one is present on behalf of the petitioner and in the circumstances, this Court is left with no option but to dismiss the writ petition in default for non-appearance of the petitioner or his counsel.
The writ petition is therefore, dismissed in default.
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Ram vs University of Delhi


High Court Of Delhi

02 July, 2012