The workers of the Reserve Bank of India are not Government employees: Madras High Court

All employees employed in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) are not government servants. The Madras High Court has given a verdict saying that they cannot be considered as government employees in any situation. A division bench of Justice K. Sashidharan and Justice PG Audikeswalu passed the order saying that the central government is under the control of RBI, even then its employees cannot be considered as government employees.

The court said that it is true that the establishment of the RBI has been done under Article 12 of the Constitution. But even then for the employee, it cannot be assumed that he will be considered a government person.

Judgment was given in this case
The High Court took a decision while hearing the petition filed by RBI employee E. Vijay Kumar. Vijay had petitioned in the petition that his Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has stopped his examination results. The Commission felt that he is already a government employee as he’s working in RBI and he has hidden this in his application form.

Vijay Kumar asked the questions in the application, Are you a government employee? He wrote no in the answer. Vijay took the examination and he was selected for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police. However, the Commission found guilty of giving false information when investigated.

Bank employee cannot be a government employee
Although the court argued that the employee of the bank is in government service, it cannot be considered. The court believed that Vijay Kumar had filled his application correctly. The court has ordered the Public Service Commission to issue a letter to Kumar for an appointment within a week. Read more posts…

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