Termination from Post: Ex-ISRO Chief Moves HC

Published: 14th November 2014 06:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th November 2014 06:07 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: Former chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) G Madhavan Nair on Thursday moved the Kerala High Court seeking to quash the Central government order terminating him from the post of Vikram  Sarabhai Distinguished Professor at the Department of Space, in 2012.

The petitioner stated that the report of  high power committee, which probed the technical, commercial, procedural and financial aspects of Antrix Corporation Ltd of the Department of Space and Bengaluru-based Devas Multimedia Pvt Ltd, against him was illegal. Based on the report, the Centre had restrained Nair from holding government jobs, re-employment, committee roles and any future assignment or consultancy with the government.The conclusions and recommendations of the report, which made available on ISRO website, reveal that action had been recommended against Nair under the Pension Rules or any other provisions of law.

He said he was not given any opportunity of hearing before acts of omission and commission were slapped against him. The full text of report has also not been made available, he said.

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