Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Thursday made it clear that the Presidential Order did not apply to the Telangana Teachers Recruitment Test as it served to conduct recruitments to district-level posts. As many as 8,972 teachers will be recruited via the test and appointed to government schools across the state.
Justice A. Ramalingeswara Rao dismissed petitions filed by K. Balakrishna Mudiraj, K. Bhanu and Rammohan Reddy challenging GO Ms No. 25 issued in October by the department of school education. The GO prescribed the procedure for recruitment and notified that the test would be conducted by the Public Service Commission on October 21.
The petitioners said the recruitment order considered districts, including the newly-formed ones, to be individual units, which went against a recent Presidential Order. They urged the court to direct the department to consider the 10 old districts and the zonal system prescribed under the Presidential Order for the recruitment of teachers.
Advocate General D. Prakash Reddy said the zonal system was applicable to posts at the state-level. He said that the Presidential Order was not applicable to the recruitment of teachers as they were district-level posts. Justice Ramalingeswara Rao then dismissed the petitions. PIL moved on plight of lakes A PIL was moved before the Hyderabad High Court challenging the inaction of the Pollution Control Board, GHMC and HMDA in checking pollution in lakes.
City resident M. Sahira Begum city moved the PIL stating that continuous encroachments around the water bodies was resulting in their pollution and destruction. This was causing serious health hazards to those residing near the lakes.
Ms Sahira Begum said the water bodies were being targeted by the land mafia and hundreds of acres of land worth thousands of crores belonging to the government had been illegally encroached. The petitioner urged the High Court to direct the authorities to protect the lakes and initiate stringent action against the encroachers....