Government Gets Notice for Sports Facility in Khammam

HYDERABAD: A two-judge bench of the Telangana High Court on Wednesday ordered notice to government and municipal officials over a PIL complaining of failure on the part of the government to set up the Telangana State Kreeda Pranganam playground and walking track in Khammam. The bench of Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice T. Vinod Kumar required the commissioner, director of municipal administration and Khamman Municipal Corporation to respond to the PIL filed by Nikhilneni Manjuna, who complained that the authorities failed to set up the facilities, as prescribed. She also sought further directions from the corporation to set up the said facility at the government land of the R&B department at the National Highway office campus or in another suitable area.

Lambada Hakkula Porata Samiti moves HC for local body election

The bench of Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice T. Vinod Kumar on Wednesday took on file a writ petition filed by Bhukya Deva Naik, the general secretary of the Lambada Hakkula Porata Samiti. The Samiti complained that the government had not conducted elections in the Palvancha municipality of Bhadradri for two decades. The bench issued show cause notice to respond with regards to the applicability of the Municipalities Act. The petitioner contended that no municipality could be constituted in the scheduled area unless Parliament itself extends the local self-government to the area. He complained that effectively, scheduled tribes residing in tribal areas are deprived of the right to local self-government.

Bail petition in advocate murder case adjourned

Justice K. Surender of the Telangana High Court adjourned to August 10 a bail petition filed by Jairam Goud and Ediga Venu Goud, who are accused of a broad daylight murder of advocate Malla Reddy. The victim, a practising advocate, was brutally killed while he was travelling in his car. Both the petitioners, arrayed as accused 8 and 12, respectively, contended that they were wrongly implicated based on a confession of a co-accused and that they have been languishing in jail for nearly a year. Meanwhile, Bhagya Laxmi, the wife of the victim, sought permission to be impleaded in the case.

Medical admissions under NCC quota conditional

A two-judge bench of the Telangana High Court on Tuesday took on file a writ petition relating to admissions under the NCC quota in medical and dental colleges of the state. Banoth Jahanavi and Safura Fatima challenged a government order pertaining to admission of NCC candidates/students to MBBS and BDS courses. Petitioners further sought a direction to restore 1 per cent reservation for NCC quota for admission to MBBS and BDS courses. The bench of Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice T. Vinod Kumar made clear that the admissions now made and challenged are subject to the verdict of the writ petition.

Reprieve for employees of GPO

A two-judge bench of the Telangana High Court permitted the postal department to accommodate its employees from its GPO in post offices within the GHMC area. The bench of Justice Abhinand Kumar Shavili and Justice J. Anil Kumar was dealing with a writ petition filed by the postal department, challenging an order of the Central Administrative Tribunal. Earlier, the National Association of Employees and two others had moved the Central Administrative Tribunal, questioning the action of the department in seeking to deploy staff from the GPO in the city to other postal outlets. The stand of the Central government is that due to modernisation, there was surplus staff at the GPO, and it was a policy decision to deploy them elsewhere. The Central Administrative Tribunal earlier had allowed the petition filed by the National Association of Employees. The Deputy Solicitor General, G. Praveen Kumar, informed the court that to overcome the impasse, the government had decided to accommodate 42 employees in post offices within the municipal vicinity to ensure they do not suffer any financial burden. The said undertaking of the Central government was recorded in the orders of the Tribunal suitably and accordingly, modified.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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