1. The controversy involved in the present intra-court appeal relates to
regularization of services of (fifteen) ‘contingent employees’ engaged by Oil
& Natural Gas Commission (hereinafter referred to as the ‘ONGC’).
2. ONGC issued Standing Orders on July 15, 1962 concerning
contingent employees employed in various units of ONGC, the relevant
portion whereof reads as under:-
3. ONGC engaged large number of persons between the years 1984 to
1986 as contingent employees to render services as Helper, Security Guard,
Storekeeper, Khalasi, Attendant, Mechanic, Operator, Gardener etc.
(essentially Class III and IV posts) at Jwalamukhi Project undertaken by
ONGC in the State of Himachal Pradesh.
Source: Indian Kanoon