Cadre Allocations: HC Adjourns Batch of Petitions to Nov 15

HYDERABAD: The division bench of the Telangana High Court, comprising Justice Abhinand Kumar Shavili and Justice Anil Kumar Jukanti on Wednesday adjourned the batch of petitions related to cadre allocation of All India service officers (IAS & IPS), to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to November 15. The petition includes CAT’s orders favouring Telangana DGP Anjani Kumar, who was allotted to Andhra Pradesh.

The petitions were filed by the central department of personnel and training challenging the allocation of 14 officers, originally allotted to Andhra Pradesh but were working in Telangana State based on an order passed by CAT, Hyderabad.
B. Narasimha Sharma, additional solicitor general, representing the Union of India, informed that after bifurcation of the state, 14 AIS officers had challenged their allocation to Andhra Pradesh by filing individual OAs before the Central Administrative Tribunal, Hyderabad Branch in 2016. The tribunal passed orders allotting them to Telangana State, where all 14 are currently working.
He brought to the notice of the court that while disposing of the batch of petitions on January 10 this year, the High Court had ordered Somesh Kumar, the then chief secretary of Telangana to immediately report to the Andhra Pradesh court. Sharma argued that similar orders will be applicable to Anjani Kumar and Anantharamulu, S.S. Rawat, D. Ronald Rose, Amrapali Katta and Abhilasha Bisth. He submitted that remaining cases be heard individually.

However, the counsel for Telangana government sought time, as the advocate general will argue the case.

The bench adjourned the batch to November 15. Meanwhile, the court directed all those in the writ petitions to file a brief synopsis of their cases.

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