The Supreme Court of India in Civil Appeal nos. 7423- 7429 of 2018 in Narendra Kumar Tiwari vs. The State of Jharkhand has delivered a very important judgment on 1st August 2018 with regard to the regularisation of the casual labours. This was an appeal by a casual labour of the State Government of Jharkhand against the decision of the judgment of the High Court of Jharkhand denying regularisation on the basis of the Karnataka and others vs Umadevi judgment.
The Supreme Court in its order has stated as follows: “Under the circumstances,we are of the view that the Regularisation Rules must be given a pragmatic interpretation and the appellants, if they have completed 10 years of service on the date of promulgation of the Regularisation Rules, ought to be given the benefit of service rendered by them. If they have completed 10 years of service, they should be regularised unless there is some valid objections to regularisation like misconduct etc.” The full text of the judgment is being published in the bsnlccwf website, bsnlccwf.in
This gives a fair interpretation of the earlier SC judgment denying regularisation. BSNLCCWF has already taken note of the judgment and will decide future course of action in this matter.