My friend is working in the department of Ground Water, Andhra Pradesh. He got promotion as LD clerk in 1993. Thoug he received the promotion orders in 1993, he was not relieved immediately by his superiors. He could join in the new post only in 1995, as he was relieved only after one and a half years.
His juniors, who got promotion along with him have joined immediately and they became seniors to him in the new post. Now, they were shown in the next promotion panel as seniors to him.
Is there any rationale behind this act as this has happened only due to administrative delay? Are there any decisions to support his claim for promotion to next cadre? Please advise.