The Karnataka High Court has ruled that a person appointed on probation does not automatically become a permanent employee upon the expiry of the probationary period unless the rules expressly provide for automatic confirmation. The court dismissed the appeal of a woman who was not confirmed to the stenographer post after completing her probation in the Court of Civil Judge, Virajpet. The court explained that the purpose of probation is to assess the suitability of both the employee and the employer for the job. During this period, the employee has fewer rights than a confirmed employee. The court noted that no rule indicating automatic confirmation was presented, and therefore, the appellant's plea was rejected.