Hyderabad HC raps Telangana, Andhra Pradesh govts over teachers' jobs

The court also summoned the former Principal Secretaries and JDs of the department.

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Friday fumed at the officials of the education departments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state and directed both principal secretaries and joint directors to appear before it on December 21, in connection with a contempt case on the non-implementation of the court directions in Teachers Unified Service Rules.

The court also summoned the former Principal Secretaries and JDs of the department, who had to implement the Court orders on USR to be present on the same day.

A division bench comprising Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar and Justice N. Balayogi was dealing with the batch of contempt petitions of DV Rama Shastry and others, who were Government Teachers complaining that non-implementation of the High court's earlier orders, which were also upheld by the Supreme Court. The bench expressed its displeasure on the failure of the implementation of the court's order by the governments of both the Telugu states since 2003.

The erstwhile AP government issued orders in 1998, for implementation of Unified Service Rules in respect of state government teachers and those working in Zilla Parishad and Mandal Praja Parishad schools. But, the court set aside the orders of the government in 2003. Pursuant to the earlier direction of the court, AP state principal secretary to school education Adityanath Das, commissioner Sandhya Rani, Telangana school education commissioner Kishan and regional joint directors of both AP and Telangana appeared before the Court.

The bench questioned the officers on non-implementation of its earlier orders and commented that the officials should remember that they are government employees and warned them to not act on the directions of their political bosses.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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