Hyderabad: A two Judge panel of the Telangana High Court comprising Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Abhinand Kumar Shavili on Thursday directed the State Government to upload all the Governmental Orders on their respective websites in the public domain within a period of 8 weeks. The panel was dealing with a PIL filed […]
Hyderabad: A two Judge panel of the Telangana High Court comprising Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Abhinand Kumar Shavili on Thursday directed the State Government to upload all the Governmental Orders on their respective websites in the public domain within a period of 8 weeks.
The panel was dealing with a PIL filed by P Sekhar Rao, against the lack of Government Orders in the public domain. He further questioned the failure of appointing any nodal officer as required under the law for the said purpose. The panel directed the government to appoint a Nodal Officer as per their own order in lieu with guidelines issued by the Central Government and to ensure strict compliance of the same. The panel further directed the state government to upload all the Governmental Orders in public domain within a period of 8 weeks from today.
Relief for Chief Secretary
Justice Ujwal Bhuyan and Justice A Venkateshwar Reddy of the Telangana High Court on Thursday granted relief to Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar from personal appearance before the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Friday. The panel was dealing with a petition filed by him against a contempt petition filed in CAT. A contempt case was filed against the Chief Secretary regarding reallocation of Central Services employees.
Abhishek Mohanty, an IPS officer was directed to be taken into Telangana Cadre by the tribunal and it was pending for the past seven months. The CAT directed Somesh Kumar to appear before it on March 11. The Advocate General moving an interim application sought a stay on CAT order. He said, they have sought clarification from the Central Government and waiting reply. The panel asked Advocate General BS Prasad to get instructions on the compliance of the orders of the CAT.
BJP MLAs Disqualification
Justice Shameem Akther of the Telangana High Court on Thursday reserved for orders on a writ questioning the suspension of three Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs – T Raja Singh, Eatala Rajender, and Raghunandan Rao from the ongoing session of the Telangana Lesgislative assembly. The court had earlier ordered notices to the Secretaries to the Assembly and Secretariat and it was informed to the court that the bailiff was not allowed to enter the premises of the Assembly to serve the notices.
Senior Counsel D Prakash Reddy who appeared for the MLAs contended that, a constitutional body was stopping another constitutional body from doing its work. The three MLAs were suspended on the charge that they had obstructed the Assembly proceedings. The three MLAs moved the court seeking directions to permit them to attend the session till its completion. The judge taking note of the fact that Secretaries to Assembly were not represented in the court, reserved the case for orders.
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