The Orissa Service of Engineers (Validation of Appointment) Act, 2002
(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, seven hundred ninety-nine Assistant Engineers belonging to the discipline of Civil, fifty-seven Assistant Engineers belonging to the discipline of Mechanical and twenty-five Assistant Engineers belonging to the discipline of Electrical as specified in the Schedule with their names, dates of birth, dates of appointment and the name of the Departments under which they are working on ad hoc basis since the date of such appointment shall be deemed to be validly and regularly appointed under their respective 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 appointments were made otherwise that in accordance with the procedure laid down in the Recruitment Rules. (2) The inter se-seniority of the Assistant Engineers whose appointments are so validated shall be determined according to their dates of appointment on ad hoc basis as mentioned in the Schedule and they shall be en block junior to the Assistant Engineers of that year appointed to the service in the respective discipline in their cadre in accordance with the provisions of the Recruitment Rules. (3) The services rendered by the Assistant Engineers whose appointments are so validated, 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 and for no other purpose.