Promote employees on merit: HC

Promote employees on merit: HC
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Srinagar: The J&K High court has directed authorities to consider promotions on merit and performance of the employees.
The court remarked that promoting employees for their excellence in performance was important to value their efforts and raise their morale.
Disposing of a petition of an employee, Ghulam Mohammad Dar, who has not been promoted to Lower Division Clerk (LDC) despite passing the said examination, Justice Tashi Rabstan said directed the concerned authorities to consider the case on merit and in strict accordance with rules governing the field within eight weeks from the date copy of order is served upon respondents.
Petitioner Dar was aggrieved that authorities have not considered his grievance qua promotion to the post of Lower Division Clerk (LDC) retrospectively viz. 29.03.2014, notwithstanding he having passed LDC examination, which forced him to knock the door of court through writ petition seeking direction to his higher ups to promote him to the post of LDC retrospectively viz. 29th March 2014, and besides giving him the monetary benefits, also fix his seniority in the cadre of LDC and also consider him for further promotion on the basis of said seniority as and when the said promotion is contemplated or made.
The court observed that promotion was not just beneficial for employees but also highly crucial for employer as it boosts morale of promoted employees, increases their productivity and hence improves upon overall outputs and profits earned by an organization.
A promotion, court added, is a step further that an employee takes while working in an organization as far as his/her work, rank or position is concerned.
“Promotion is not just a reward that an employee is given for his/her continued good performance but is a proof that an employer thinks that it is time to add more responsibilities to an employee’s existing set of responsibilities”, Justice Tashi Rabstan noted in his judgment.