Petitions challenging SCCL chief's term extension dismissed

HYDERABAD: Justice S. Nanda of the Telangana High Court on Tuesday dismissed two writ petitions challenging the extended term of the chairman of Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL). In the petition, Singareni Coal Mines Karmika Sah and G.K. Sampath Kumar contended that the official of the IAS cadre could not have an extended tenure beyond five years.

The judge dismissed the writ pleas as being infructuous as the petitioners had only challenged the 2022 extension and not the 2023 extension. The petitioners had also sought to declare all the actions and decisions of the chairman as null and void and further sought to recover the salary given to him.

HC tells SI charged with disobedience to file transcript

The division bench of Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice N.V. Shravan Kumar of the Telangana High Court on Tuesday, hearing a contempt appeal filed by police SI Vijay Kumar of Vemulapally in Nalgonda, directed the appellant to file a transcript of a recording of his conversation with one D. Yadagiri. Earlier, a single judge of the High Court had faulted the then Kattangur station SI for wilful disobedience of order in July 2021, over a writ filed by Dasari Yadagiri and his brother, agriculturists of Kattangur Mandal, alleging police interference in their agricultural operations, at the instance of private parties.

The single judge in his order recorded an apology by the erring official. The court also recorded that the actions of the officer showed his interference and that the CI was a mute witness. The judge relied on a telephonic conversation by the erring contemnor threatening the petitioner, and no denial was made to the said conversation. The stated conversation, which is now available to the court in a digital format, was directed to be transcribed for the court to decide the culpability of the contemnor.

HC refuses to stall jr lecturer selections

The division bench of Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice N.V. Shravan Kumar of the Telangana High Court on Tuesday refused to stall the ongoing selections for the post of junior lecturers in Telangana. It, however, ordered notice on a writ plea filed by Sileti Srinivas, complaining that the notification calling for applications in December 2022 violated the Telangana Public Employment Organization of Local Cadres and Regulation of Direct Recruitment Order and the Telangana State and Subordinate Services Rules.

The bench noted that the petitioner approached the court nine months after the issuance of the notification, at the cusp of the written examination scheduled for September 13, and refused to grant an interim order.

KNRUHS reopens counselling windows for B, C categories

The Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences (KNRUHS) on Tuesday informed the High Court that it reopened the counselling windows for B and C categories, over a writ petition filed by Sara Khatija complaining that her representations on the directions of the court were rejected without reason.

The petitioner said that she had, by oversight, failed to apply for a seat in MBBS/BDS under the management quota and that she would suffer irreparable loss if her error was not condoned. Earlier, the bench directed authorities to consider her representation, which ended in rejection on the ground that no fresh registrations would be entertained after the last date for online registrations, as notified by the university.

It was stated by the university across the bar that it had written to the government for an extension and the same was granted. Accordingly, the bench closed the writ petition.

HC admits writ over illegal interference on 200 acres

Justice C. Sumalatha of the Telangana High Court on Tuesday allowed a writ petition complaining against illegal interference on about 200 acres in Ganaram village of Nizamabad district, without following the procedure of agricultural lands by the forest authorities.

The judge allowed a writ petition filed by Badawat Anusha, complaining that the district forest officer of Nizamabad was trying to evict her from the said land without following due process of law. She complained that no notice was issued and principles of natural justice were not followed. She complained that the action was discriminatory, unfair, and contrary to the Record of Rights in Land Pattadar Passbook Act, 1971.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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