Promotion available during Claimant’s period of extension of service can’t be granted to the Claimant

Case name: H.M. Singh v. Union of India, (2014) 3 SCC 670

This case dealt with service Law Promotion Entitlement to promotion during period of extension of service. In the case, the appellant’s claim for promotion to post of Lt. General was rejected on ground that he was on extension of service.

In view of the aforesaid, the Supreme Court held that in situations wherein an officer attains the age of retirement without there being a vacancy for his consideration to a higher rank, even though he is eligible for the same, such an officer who is granted extension in service, cannot claim consideration for promotion, against a vacancy which has become available during the period of his extension in service.

The entire case can be accessed here.

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