Reinstate siddappa as BMCRI dean: HC

Published: 24th October 2013 09:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th October 2013 09:52 AM   |  A+A-

The High Court on Monday quashed the government order appointing Dr D Raviprakash as the in-charge dean and director of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI) in place of Dr O S Siddappa.

Justice Ravi Malimath passed the order on a petition filed by Dr Siddappa challenging the government order.

Siddappa was appointed as dean and director of BMCRI on May 23, 2011 for a term of three years and he attained superannuation in May 2013. The government counsel argued that after his superannuation, a notification was issued to appoint an in-charge director.

Justice Malimath said in his order that Siddappa was appointed as Dean and Director for a period of three years and he shall continue to hold the post till May 22, 2014. He also directed the state to hand over charge of the post to Siddappa forthwith.

Petition Filed

Former State Public Prosecutor S Dore Raju has moved the High Court again challenging his removal from the post.

Raju said in the petition he was not informed by the government about his removal as according to rules, the government should issue one month’s notice and pay a month’s salary but neither was done.

He also sought to quash the appointment of the new State Public Prosecutor.

Directive

The High Court on Wednesday directed the Chamarajangar Special Lokayukta Court to dispose of within two months a private complaint accusing Cooperation Minister H S Mahadeva Prasad of obtaining a plot illegally.

Justice K N Keshavanarayana passed the order on a petition filed by H S Nandish of Hire Begur in Chamarajnagar who said the Special Lokayukta court had not passed any order on his complaint.

Oath-taking

Chief Justice D H Waghela will administer the oath of office to five new additional judges of the High Court at Court Hall 1 at 10 am on Thursday.

The names of R B Budihal (HC registrar-general), P G Waingankar (HC registrar-administration), Ratnakala (City Civil and sessions Principal judge-Bangalore), K N Phaneendra (district principal and sessions judge-Tumkur) and A V Chandrashekar (district magistrate-Bangalore and director, Bangalore Mediation Centre) were approved recently.

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