A division bench of Telangana High Court was hearing two individual petitions filed by Mamatha Kantlala, Hindi pandit, and Yadavalli Kutti, school assistant, both of whom are widowed. (Representational Image/ PTI)
Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court on Monday asked the state government to consider the plight of employees who lost their husbands, before they were being transferred. The court opined that the state should give exemption to such women from GO 317, recent guidelines of transfers of government employees.
A division bench of Telangana High Court was hearing two individual petitions filed by Mamatha Kantlala, Hindi pandit, and Yadavalli Kutti, school assistant, both of whom are widowed, and challenged transfer orders issued to them and the GO 317 on the ground of nativity as well as on the denial of preferential allotment vide guidelines.
Counsel for one of the petitioners P. Shasidhar Reddy informed the court that his client was a widow who was entitled to claim preferential allotment on par with the widows on compassionate appointment as per guideline number 22 of the GO 317. He further informed that the petitioner was a native of Medchal-Malkajgiri district and she was entitled for allotment in the same district, but she was allotted to Ranga Reddy district contrary to her nativity.
The court stayed the transfer orders of Mamatha Kantlala and Yadavalli Kutti, and directed the Chief Secretary, the principal secretary, school education and the commissioner, directorate of school education, to consider the representation submitted by the petitioners forthwith and issue modification order by keeping the petitioners in the previous place of working.