HP High court says no to promotions from retrospective effect

Shimla/May 20
Himachal Pradesh High court on Tuesday ruled that the government employees should not be given promotion on retrospective effect except in cases where facts necessitate such promotions or there is a rule for the same.
The division bench of acting Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan ruled that as per the normal rule of law nobody can be promoted from a retrospective effect except in cases where facts necessitate such action or there is a rule which permits so.
Justice Mir and Chauhan observed that if due to administrative reasons, the department promotion committee cannot be held in a year, then the person cannot claim retrospective promotion in the absence of mala fides.