Order sheet of Lahore High Court Lahore issued dated 20-09-2019 regarding Regularization of All Government Employees Who Were Appointed Under Rule 17-A.
More so, the Government has introduced an Ordinance, 2019 whereby all the contract employees completing their three years’ Service, have been allowed to be regularized. Therefore, I feel no hesitation in declaring this letter redundant as it lost its wisdom after 14.10.2009 when services of contract employees were directed to be regularized, and new appointments were allowed to be made on regular basis subject to fulfillment of prerequisites.
- Given weight to the above, this petition is allowed and the respondents are directed to regularize the service of all the employees who were appointment granting the benefit of rule 17-A of the Punjab Civil Servants (Appointment and Conditions of service) Rules, 2974, forthwith irrespective, whether they have completed three/four years’ service or not as their contract employment after 2009 was unlawful obviously, they had to be appointment on regular basis. It is also directed that in further, all the appointments under Rule 17-A ibid shall be made on regular basis.
- The Registrar of this Court shall circulate copy of this order to all the District & Sessions Judges in the Province and also send copy to the Chief Secretary, Government of the Punjab, for its compliance/implementation.