Junior lecturer post aspirants challenge selections

By Author  |  Legal Correspondent  |  Published: 13th Jun 2019  1:26 am

Hyderabad: A two judge bench of the Telangana High Court comprising Acting Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Dr. Justice Shameem Akhter on Wednesday dealt with a batch of writ petitions filed by Mantripragada Anupama and other candidates who applied for the post of junior lecturer in economics in government colleges. The petitioners challenged the action of the authorities in selecting certain candidates for the post based on interview marks secured by them during an earlier round of the selection process.

The petitioners contended that they had been unfairly subjected to a fresh interview process by the authorities, citing defective questions in the selection process, which was violative of the principles of natural justice. The authorities argued that they had appointed all qualified candidates. The bench, however, held that merely because the candidates secured good marks in an earlier interview did not necessarily mean that they were suitable for the post. The matter was adjourned for further hearing.

Court hears matter on disqualification of MLC
The same bench inconclusively heard a matter pertaining to the disqualification of Nizamabad MLC Bhoopathi Reddy. The MLC filed a writ petition seeking an order to restrain the Election Commission from notifying the vacancy with regard to Nizamabad constituency that arose out of the order passed by the Telangana State Legislative Council. The bench adjourned the matter by a day for further hearing.

NIRD prof directed to return CPF contribution
A petiton filed by the Union government challenging the order of the Central Administrative Tribunal, Hyderabad, was heard by the same bench. The Union government challenged the order of the CAT which directed them to consider Shyam Prasad Sharma’s case under old pension scheme. The plea involved a mixed question of law and fact pertaining to the allotment of the old pension scheme and the granting of all consequential benefits to an Associate Professor in National Institute of Rural Development. The bench held that Shyam Prasad Sharma was entitled to the old pension scheme and directed him to return the CPF contribution along with interest to the department concerned.