Vacancy and grade, the word 'grade' has various shades of meaning in the service jurisprudence. It is sometimes used to denote a pay scale and sometimes a cadre. Whenever, a 'vacancy' arises in a permanent post or in a temporary post it would be a vacancy in the grade of Executive Engineer and the quota rule for promotion would apply, A.K. Subraman v. Union of India, AIR 1975 SC 483 (490): (1975) 1 SCC 319: (1975) 2 SCR 979.
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