The Orissa Service of Engineers' (Validation of Appointment) Act, 1994
Orissa Act 2 of 1995
(a) "Government" means Government of Orissa;
(b) "Recruitment Rules" means the Orissa Service of Engineers' Rules, 1941;
(c) "Service" means the Orissa Service of Engineers; and
(d) "Year" means the calendar year.3. Validation. - (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the recruitment rules, three Assistant Engineers (Telecommunication) who were appointed to the Service on ad hoc basis by the Government in the Energy Department in the year, 1987 to meet the requirement of the Orissa State Electricity Board and are continuing as such, shall be deemed to have been validly and regularly appointed under the Energy Department of the Government against the direct recruitment quota of the service with effect from the date of commencement of this Act and, accordingly, no such appointment shall be challenged in any Court of law merely on the ground that such appointment was made otherwise than in accordance with the procedure laid down in the recruitment rules. (2) The inter se seniority of the Assistant Engineers (Telecommunication) whose appointments are so validated under Sub-section (1) shall be determined according to their order of appointment to the Service on ad hoc basis in the year, 1987 and they shall be en bloc junior to the Assistant Engineers (Telecommunication) appointed to the service in accordance with the recruitment rules prior to the commencement of this Act. (3) The services rendered by the said three Assistant Engineers (Telecommunication) prior to the commencement of this Act shall, subject to the provisions in Sub-section (2) count for the purposes of their pension, leave and increment add for no other purpose.