No Regularisation Even After Working For Long Period On Contractual Basis: Supreme Court

Posted On - 19 October, 2023 • By - King Stubb & Kasiva

The Supreme Court has ruled that long-term contractual employment does not grant individuals a vested legal right to be regularized in their positions. This decision came in response to an appeal by individuals working on a contractual basis at Shri Guru Govind Singh Institute of Engineering and Technology since 2011 and seeking regularization in their roles. The Court, while acknowledging the petitioners’ long service at the institute, affirmed the view of the Bombay High Court that their continuous work did not create a legal right for regularization. The High Court had rejected their claims because they had no right to seek regularization, a decision upheld by the Supreme Court.