HC stays YSRC leader’s security withdrawal
Hyderabad:In a relief to former MLC and YSR Congress leader Shilpa Chakrapani Reddy, the High Court on Friday directed the Andhra Pradesh government to restore the security cover provided to Reddy earlier and stayed the proceedings issued for removal of security to Reddy till June 14.
Justice M Seetharama Murti passed this interim order on a petition filed by Chakrapani Reddy challenging the proceedings issued by the additional DG (intelligence) in withdrawing the security cover to him. Petitioner’s counsel T Niranjan Reddy told the court that the AP government had withdrawn the security cover to Reddy with a vengeance that he had resigned from the ruling TDP and joined the YSR Congress.
In 2014, gunmen were provided to him keeping in view the life threat to him. In fact, the government provided security cover to 27 ruling party leaders in Kurnool district despite their involvement in several criminal cases.After hearing the submissions of the counsel, the judge stayed the impugned proceedings of the additional DG (intelligence) till June 14 keeping the life threat perception in view.
APNGOA to allow TNGOs into Bhavan
Hyderabad:The APNGO Association on Friday assured the High Court that it would facilitate members of the Bhagyanagar Telangana NGO Association to utilise the facilities i.e. rooms and mini-hall available in the APNGO Bhavan in the city.
After recording the undertaking given by the APNGO Association, a division bench comprising Acting chief justice Ramesh Ranganathan and justice J Uma Devi closed the contempt case filed by the Bhagyanagar Telangana NGO Association against APNGO Association president Ashok Babu.
On an earlier occasion, the bench had directed the APNGOA, in whose custody the building was, to permit all the members, including those belonging to Telangana NGOA, to utilise the facilities in the building like any other member was entitled to. Senior counsel Vedula Venkata Ramana, appearing for APNGOA on Friday, submitted that APNGOA has never obstructed members of the Telangana association from utilising the facilities. When TNGOA’s counsel J Kanakaiah agreed with APNGOA’s submissions, the bench recorded the undertaking and closed the contempt case.
APAT stays recruitment of panchayat secretaries
Hyderabad:In a significant development, the Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunal on Friday stayed for two weeks the recruitment process for Group-3 services, including finalisation of appointments, for the panchayat secretary posts. The tribunal directed the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission to file a counter affidavit in the matter.
APAT member (judicial) Vijay Kumar passed the interim order on a petition filed by Nakka Devaseshu and eight other aspiring candidates from various districts of AP challenging the final key of Group-3 Mains examination held in August last year.
Notification was issued in December 2016 to fill the panchayat secretary posts. Petitioners’ counsel B Rachna Reddy pointed out that the petitioners’ objections were not considered in the final key and marks were released by the APPSC. Though it was not mentioned in the notification that there would be ‘scaling of marks’, it was implemented by the commission.