The Punjab and Haryana High court today set aside the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Haryana government’s policies to regularise services of contractual employees.
The previous Congress-led government had framed policies to regularise thousands of employees in group B, C and D in 2014.
The HC bench of justices Rajesh Bindal and Anil Kshetarpal said that the exercise for framing the aforesaid four policies in June and July 2014 was to please voters as the state was in election mode and assembly elections were due in October 2014.
The High Court said that the policies in violation of the law laid down by the Supreme Court deserve to be quashed. However, the court allowed the employees to continue for a period of six months.