Hyderabad: Norms lower for disabled teacher hopefuls

Aspirants say job panel violates national council guidelines.

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Monday directed the Telangana Public Service to allow physically challenged candidates possessing 45 per cent marks to take the Teachers Recruitment Test under the open category, and candidates possessing 40 per cent marks under the reserved category for SC, ST and BC communities.

A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice G. Shyam Prasad was dealing with a petition by Ms D. Vijaya Lakshmi and 29 aspirants for the post of Special Grade Teacher (SGT).

They asked the court to declare the Telangana State Direct Recruitment for the Posts of Teachers Rules, 2017, as illegal.

The petitioners contended that prescribing 50 per cent marks for open category and 45 per cent for SC, ST, BC and PH candidates was contrary to the National Council for Teachers Education Regulations 2014.

While issuing notices to the respondents, the bench granted an interim order directing the PSC to receive the applications of the petitioners and allow them to the test scheduled in February.

Relief for nitin, family in ‘Akhil’ rights case
The Hyderabad High Court on Monday granted respite to film actor Nitin, his father and film producer Sudhakar Reddy and his sister Nikhita Reddy, quashing criminal proceedings initiated by Cyberabad second additional junior civil judge cum 20th metropolitan magistrate court on the complaint of film distributor G. Satyanarayana.

The producer had lodged a complaint with the lower court on September 23, 2017, alleging that the trio had cheated him without giving exhibition rights for the movie Akhil after collecting '50 lakh from him.

He listed Sreshta Movies as accused No. 1, its owner, Mr Sudhakar Reddy, as accused No. 2 followed by the actor and his sister. The lower court took cognisance of the complaint and issued summons to the trio.

Aggrieved by this, the family moved two separate petitions seeking to quash the proceedings.

Their counsel told the High Court that the lower court had erred in taking cognisance of the case without verifying whether Nitin and his sister were partners of Sreshta Movies or not.

He said that Nitin and his sister were at all partners and the complaint had intentionally foisted the case against the children of Mr Sudhakar Reddy.
He said the case related cheque bounced and was a civil and not a criminal matter.

Considering the arguments, Justice M. Satyanarayana Murthy quashed the case pending before the lower court.

Court upholds life sentence for murderer
The Hyderabad High Court has upheld the life sentence awarded to a stalker by a trial court. The convict, Chinna Ramappagari Soma Sekhar, had killed a 16-year-old resident of Chagallu in Anantapur district in 2007.

A division bench comprising Justice Challa Kodandaram and Justice T. Sunil Chowdary while dismissing an appeal by the convict upheld the sentence awarded by the VI additional sessions judge court at Gooty.

According to the prosecution Sekhar stabbed Anitha, an Intermediate I student in Tadipatri, when she turned down his advances. The police found 21 stab injuries on her body.

The sessions court found Sekhar guilty and awarded him life sentence in 2011. He appealed the sentence before the High Court in 2012.

Andhra Pradesh government public prosecutor Posani Venkateswarlu asked the court consider the offence as a rarest of rare case as Sekhar had brutally killed an innocent minor. Considering this, the bench upheld the life sentence to the convict.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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