The sacked ACS officers involved in the APSC scam may get back their jobs as the Assam Government did not maintain a proper procedure in dismissing them, giving them an edge in the Court which will decide their fate in the next few weeks.
An embarrassed Assam Government is now scratching their head as all the 41 ACS officers, who already got bail and out of jail, are now about to get stay order in the dismissal order.
They are in private confident that they will get back their job as Assam Government did not draw any departmental proceedings and other procedures before dismissing them summarily.
The Sarbananda Sonowal led government’s zero tolerance principle towards the APSC Cash for Job Scam, which engulfed several ACS-APS officials, is seen gradually vanishing in thin air.
The government might be compelled to give the officials back their jobs because they got suspended due to the department’s failure in reflecting the rules set out by the constitution.
A complaint has been registered at the Dibrugarh Police, pertaining to this issue, whose hearing is yet to begin.
In this light, the suspended officials have filed a PIL at the Gauhati High Court requesting them to be allowed to resume office.
As such, a GHC bench headed by Justice N Koteshwar Singh has agreed to hear the plea on June 18.
These development has jolted the Sonowal led government at Dispur. They are now in search of a way so that they are not compelled to give the officials their jobs back.
According to highly reliable sources, it has come to light that the government has completed all procedures to employ Maninder Singh, a senior advocate of the Supreme Court, to fight the legal battle for them.
The decision to hire a SC lawyer was taken after a meeting of the Advocate Generals of India and Assam, which led to an expenditure of Rupees Three crore, informed the sources.