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MADURAI: Once employees accept the offer of appointment on certain terms and conditions, thereafter they cannot turn around and seek the benefit of regularisation, Madras high court has said. The observation came while dismissing a batch of petitions filed by guest lecturers seeking regularisation of services in university-affiliated colleges. Justice S M Subramaniam also observed that employers cannot allow such employees to continue in service for an indefinite period as it would give them unnecessary hope, and after a few years they will seek the benefit of regularisation.
The petitioners challenged the GO passed by the higher education department in 2019, by which 41 university-affiliated colleges were redesignated as government arts and science colleges. They contended that the GO affected their chance of being regularised. The judge observed that regularising the service of irregular appointees would infringe on the right of equality of rightful persons, who are longing to secure employment through competitive processes.