2. A reading of the writ petition shows that the petitioner was appointed
as a contractual employee for a contractual period. This is also found in the
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impugned order passed by the respondent on 10.12.2015. In fact, the order
dated 10.12.2015 noted that petitioner was appointed to the post of Junior
Engineer (Mechanical) but no such post existed. Admittedly, the petitioner
was appointed for a contractual period which has ended on 31.3.2014. An
ex-post factor approval to the engagement of the petitioner was granted for a
limited contractual period from 2.1.2014 to 31.3.2014.
3. Once a contractual employee’s contractual period comes to an end,
and more so when the post itself to which the petitioner was appointed was
a non-existent post, there therefore does not arise any occasion to continue
such contractual appointment whose period has come to an end and, more so
because even as of today there is no post of Junior Engineer (Mechanical).
Source: Indian Kanoon