B.Kumaravel vs Union Of India & Ors. on 15 May, 2018

1. The present Writ Petition assails the order dated 14th July, 2015
passed by the Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi
in OA No. 2165 of 2013, whereby the Tribunal has dismissed the said
Original Application (hereinafter referred to as „OA‟) filed by the Petitioner
wherein he had sought restoration of his seniority in the grade of Architect
w.e.f. April, 2003.

2. The facts which emerge from the record are that, pursuant to his
selection by the Union Public Service Commission in 1994, the petitioner

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joined the services of respondent no.2/CPWD as an Assistant Architect on

As per the then applicable Central Architects Service Group „A‟ Rules, 1989
(hereinafter referred to as the “1989 Rules”), the next promotional post for
Assistant Architects was the post of „Architect‟. These Rules provided for
filling up the post of Architect from two feeder cadres, namely, Deputy
Architect with 4 years of regular service, and Assistant Architect with 8
years of regular service. The vacancies in the post of Architect were to be
filled by the operation of Rota Quota principle in the ratio of 1:1 from each
of the two feeder cadres.

Source: Indian Kanoon

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