The Orissa Textile and Sericulture Service (Validation of Appointment of Assistant Director of Textiles) Act, 2005
(a) "Government" means the Government of Orissa;
(b) "Recruitment Rules" means the Orissa Textile and Sericulture (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1993;
(c) "Service" means the Orissa Textile and Sericulture Service; and
(d) "Year" means the calendar year.3. Validation. - (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Recruitment Rules, Shri Prasanna Kumar Gantayat, who is a Textile Engineer, appointed as Assistant Director of Textile in the Service on ad hoc basis by the Government in Textile and Handloom Department on the 1st day of January, 1999 and continuing as such shall be deemed to have been validly and regularly appointed to the service against the direct recruitment quota under the said Department 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 ground that such appointment was made otherwise than in accordance with the procedure laid down in the Recruitment Rules. (2) He shall been en block junior to those who will be appointed as Assistant Directors of Textiles to the service in accordance with Rule 5 of the Recruitment Rules in the year of the commencement of this Act. (3) The period of ad hoc service rendered by the said Assistant Director of Textile prior to commencement of this Act shall be counted for the purpose of pension, leave and increment and for no other purposes.