The Rajasthan High Court on Thursday passed an ex parte order directing the state government to consider the petitioner’s application for appointment on the post of Medical Officer.
Brief facts of the case are that a petition was filed by a lady who has been given appointment on the post of Medical Officer and was required to join within three days from the date of the order that was 25th March, 2020 but due to delivery of baby child on 6th February, 2020, the lady has not been able to join within the specified time frame.
The Petitioner sought extension of time to join the office relying upon another order passed by the Directorate Medical and Health Services, Rajasthan in which 35 candidates have been granted extension. The counsel appearing for the petitioner submitted that “…respondents may be directed toconsider her case also for extension of joining time.”
Justice Mahendra Kumar Goyal while disposing of the petition observed that, “Although, innormal course this Court may not be inclined to pass ex parteorder directing the respondents to consider the representationsubmitted by the petitioner; however, in the wake of COVID-19wherein even the government counsels are not appearing, thisCourt deems it just and proper to dispose of this writ petition.”
The Court also directed the petitioner to submit the representation within three days for consideration and directed the State to consider the same within a week.
-India Legal Bureau