2010  PLC  621     SUPREME-COURT




S. 5—General Clauses Act (X of 1897), S.24—Service Tribunals Act (LXX of 1973), S.4—Reinstatement in service—Principle of consistency—Employee of Oil and Gas Development Company—Status—Non-statutory rules—Effect—Respondent was employee of the Company, who along with some other employees was removed from service on the charge of theft—Service Tribunal allowed the appeal of respondent and reinstated him in service—Plea raised by Company was that it did not have statutory rules, therefore, Service Tribunal had no jurisdiction over the matter—Validity—Employees of Oil and Gas Development Company continued to be governed under Service Regulations framed in year, 1994, unless those were varied and amended or repealed as the case might be—Principal accused who allegedly transported pipes joints in question, was reinstated into service by department—No pecuniary loss was suffered by the company and pipes in question were recovered and restored to company—Appellant company neither raised any question of law of public importance within the meaning of Art. 212 of the Constitution nor raised any illegality to warrant interference—Appeal was dismissed.