Hyderabad: A two-judge bench of the High Court, comprising Chief Justice TBN Radhakrishnan and Justice Ramesh Ranganathan, on Wednesday directed the District Legal Service Authority to appoint an officer to inspect encroachment on the footpath on a daily basis for a month and file a report on the same in the court. The bench was dealing with a writ plea pertaining to encroachment of footpath by business establishments at Siddiamber Bazar and Mahabubganj. The petitioner submitted that in an earlier order, the court had directed removal of the said encroachments. The bench adjourned the matter to August 14.
PIL on land disposed of
The same bench disposed of a public interest litigation filed by Ramreddy, Secretary, Devatalagutta Society. The bench directed the Ranga Reddy Collector to take action on the encroachers in the subject land and take those lands under government possession within three months. The bench further directed the HMDA to take a decision on the applications made for regularisation of illegal lands. The petitioner society filed the writ plea challenging the inaction of government in demolishing temples and encroachment of 150 acres of land in Devatagutta, Balapur, by Pride India Builders. The bench questioned the integrity of the Collector on the said issue and directed the District Collector and Commissioner-HMDA to file a report on the actions taken.
Woxsen School case: TS gets time to reply
Justice A Rajasheker Reddy on Wednesday granted two weeks to the Telangana government to file its response in a matter pertaining to granting continued recognition to the Bachelor of Design Program at Woxsen School of Arts and Design in Medak district. Pinakin Education Trust and Woxsen School of Arts and Design filed the writ complaining of the inaction of the government in this regard after admissions were permitted for the academic year 2018-19. The petitioner also complained of the inaction of the Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU) in not providing recognition by execution of a memorandum of understanding. It sought directions to JNAFAU to treat them as a fully approved institution for offering Bachelor of Design programme for the academic year 2018-19.
Writ plea against tender award
Justice MS Ramchandra Rao directed the Telangana Education and Welfare Infrastructure Development Corporation not to purchase any Hygiene Health Kits from Maa Yarns & Fibers until further orders. Light House Promotions filed a writ plea questioning the action of the Telangana government in awarding the tender in favour of Maa Yarns & Fibers while disqualifying the petitioners for the grant of Hygiene Health Kit to girl students in government schools. The petitioner contended that they were qualified for the tender award as they had quoted their bid for Rs 306 while the respondent had quoted Rs 400.