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DEEPAK ASSOCIATES (08010117611)     09 June 2013

Length of service

One persons Join in a Parshid run by govt comes under Society Act, 1860 in the year 2005 as a clerk. In the parshid there is no option for promotion. In the year 2010 some posts advertised by the Parishad in which person filled the forms under proper channel and get the job on higher post.

Now the question arises :-

What is the length of SErvice of the person : i.e. From 2005 to 2013 will be counted or 2010 to 2013 will be counted.

What is the seniority of the person : 2010 to 2013 or 2005 to 2013

Kindly answer with citations/reference of courts and law




 4 Replies

Hemang (Advocate)     09 June 2013

So, you are keen to know with regard to seniority and promotion!!!


First of all, the seniority has to be reckoned with reference to the date of appointment in a particular cadre. Here, you were appointed in the cadre of "Clerk", whereas, the post that was advertised and filled up is a post higher than the clerk. The employer has a right to fill in the post either by promotion, or by direct recruitment. But, promotion from lower post to higher post depends upon the rules relating to conditions of services and or promotion. Admittedly, as said by you, there is no channel of promotion in the society. Hence, you cannot claim promotion. (However, the matter of promotion depends upon the rules framed)


You could have applied in response to the advertisement and preferred to appear before the authority, provided you were possessing the required qualifications and experience. It appears, you have missed the Bus. There is hardly any substance in the case, and accordingly, I do not think that you have a sound case on merits. Even if you agitate, the claim in all probabilities will be dismissed as "totally meritless". 

Sudhir Kumar, Advocate (Advocate)     12 June 2013

your qury is vague.  You have not clarified whether you have actually applied and selectged to higher post.


anyway let it bne clear that length of service and seniroity are different aspects. One may be having 20 years length of service but only 6 mnths seniority in present post.


One may be having more legth of service but being lower merit will be having a lower sernioiryt than the later joinee having better position in merit.


You come with facts what you want to knpw

DEEPAK ASSOCIATES (08010117611)     13 June 2013

Basically my question is length of Service and seniority on the post is different or not 

And I need citation/authority on the point.

Sudhir Kumar, Advocate (Advocate)     15 June 2013

it is clear that length of service and sniority may or may not be same.


you are likely to keep getting incomplete (even wrong advise) unless you disclose full facts.

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