1. The petitioners have approached this Court contending
that the respondents have committed contempt of the order
dated 15th February 2021 passed by this Court.
2. The present proceedings have a chequered history. The
petitioners were appointed in various Corporations in the
erstwhile State of Bihar much prior to 1996. In the year
1996, the fodder scam resulted in a large number of
employees working in the Treasury Department either being
dismissed or suspended. On account of shortfall of the
employees in the Treasury Department, several Corporations
including the one, wherein the petitioners were employed,
were directed by the Department of Finance, Treasury and
Accounts Directorate, Government of Bihar vide its letter No.
447 dated 24th August 1996, to send the services of the
employees on deputation. In pursuance to the directions
dated 24th August 1996, issued by the State Government, the
petitioners and other employees were relieved and joined the
different treasuries in the erstwhile State of Bihar. On 15 th
November 2000, the State of Bihar was bifurcated into the
State of Bihar and the State of Jharkhand. The employees
were accordingly apportioned amongst the two States.