JAMMU: A Division Bench of State High Court Comprising Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice Bansi Lal Bhat on Monday decided bunch of LPAs against the judgment of Writ Court regarding regularisation of Rehbar-e-Ziarat, dismissed the appeals and upheld the judgment of Single Judge.

While upholding the judgment of the Writ Court, Division Bench observed that respondents are also justified in contending that the selection Committee finalized the selection based on the assessment made in terms of the norms/guidelines as early as on 16th February, 2014 and admittedly number of persons are placed above the appellants, whose rights will definitely be jeopardised if the contention of the appellants is accepted.   The said persons are not shown as party respondents in these writ appeals.  As rightly contended by the respective counsel for the respondents, the parties who are likely to be affected if the relief as sought for is granted, must be impleaded as party respondents and in the absence of impleading them as parties, no order could be issued even assuming that there is any right available to the appellants to agitate.

Hence on this ground also the writ appeals cannot be entertained apart from not establishing any merit in the contention to allow the writ appeals. Division Bench observed that on the basis of the above findings, we are unable to interfere with the orders of the learned single Judge.  There are no merits in the writ appeals, consequently the writ appeals stand dismissed. JNF