Allahabad Sept 7(ILNS): The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on September 03, summoned the Principal Secretaries of the Appointment and law Department on September 09 in the matter of the posting of the Presiding Officer of the Municipal Corporation Tribunal.
The Division Bench comprising of Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice Abdul Moin passed this order while hearing a petition filed by one Chandra Pal Verma.
The writ petition has been filed seeking direction to fill in the post of Presiding Officer to the Nagar Mahapalika Tribunal so as to enable him to put forth his case before it and get the matter decided on merits.
The Court noted that the post of presiding officer Nagar Mahapalika Tribunal was lying vacant for more than two years.
The Administrative Committee of the Allahabad High Court has recommended the name of Sudhir Kumar IV, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Agra for appointment to the post in question.
Now the State Government letter dated August 26, 2021, without assigning any reasons, has requested the Registrar General, Allahabad High Court to send the name of some other judicial officer for appointment on the post in question.
On this, the Court took a strict stand and said that we fail to understand as to why and under what authority the State Government can ask to send the name of some other judicial officer other than the name recommended by the High Court for appointment on the post in question,
With this stern remark, the Court ordered the Principal Secretary, Appointment and Principal Secretary, Law, Government of U.P. to appear before the Court on the next hearing of the case on September 09 to cooperate with the relevant records./ILNS/AP/SNG