Ex-sarpanch’s plea dismissed

The writ appeal was filed by Beri Eshwar, ex-sarpanch of Gundlapochampally gram panchayat.

By Author  |  Legal Correspondent  |  Published: 25th Jun 2019  11:08 pm

Hyderabad: A two-judge bench of Telangana High Court, comprising Acting Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Shameem Akhter, on Tuesday dismissed a writ appeal questioning an appointment to the post of in charge Municipal Commissioner. The writ appeal was filed by Beri Eshwar, ex-sarpanch of Gundlapochampally gram panchayat, challenging the action of the government in not considering him and instead appointing the Tehsildar of Medchal. The petitioner contended that he being an ex-sarpanch was eligible for the post. Justice Chauhan said they cannot see violation of civil and fundamental rights of the petitioner as no right is vested in the outgoing sarpanch and dismissed the writ appeal.

Plea seeking input subsidy
The same bench adjourned a matter pertaining to input subsidy for farmers. Kallem Karunakar Reddy had filed a writ petition requesting the court to direct the State Department of Agriculture to provide immediate relief to farmers by way of input subsidy for the crop loss caused on account of heavy rains in Adilabad. Special Government Pleader, K Sarath Kumar, sought two months’ time to provide compensation since it required financial ramification and submitted to the court that the amount required for providing compensation had not been assessed. The court directed the Chief Secretary to come up with facts and figures and the list of beneficiaries entitled to receive compensation.

Prajwala told to submit report
The same bench heard the suo moto PIL pertaining to child trafficking and sexual exploitation at Yadadiri town and other parts of Telangana. When the matter came up on Tuesday, the government requested the bench to direct the shifting of victim children rehabilitated in Prajwala homes to government child welfare centres. Deepak Mishra, counsel representing Prajwala, submitted that victim children were rehabilitated by providing them training in various activities like gardening, sewing, carpentry, pottery, and were protected very well. The bench directed Prajwala to submit a report on how the victims were rehabilitated by it and adjourned the matter to July 9.