Employees cannot be denied regularization, if appointed through valid process & performing role of a permanent employee: SC

The Supreme Court (SC), while dealing with an appeal challenging the order passed by the Allahabad High Court denying regularization of the appellants in their respective posts, has held that failure to recognize the substantive nature of employee’s roles & its continuous service akin to permanent employees runs “counter to the principles of equity, fairness, and the intent behind employment regulations”. The SC while noting that the appellants, in the present case, were appointed through a selection process akin to that of regular recruitment, and were performing same duties as those in permanent posts & also for a considerably long period of time, directed regularization of these employees.