STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

HC orders personal appearance of Secy

But when the case came up on Wednesday, the State counsel submitted the instructions from the Government which admitted that posts were lying vacant in 18 districts, but failed to give any details.

Published: 06th February 2020 10:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th February 2020 10:24 AM   |  A+A-

Orissa High Court

Orissa High Court

By Express News Service

CUTTACK:  The Orissa High Court on Wednesday ordered for personal appearance of the Secretary of Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare (FS&CW) department after the State Government failed to comply with its order issued on January 22.The Court had sought a status report from the Government on the posts of president, members and other supporting staff that are lying vacant in the State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (SCDRC) and Consumer Dispute Redressal Forums (CDRFs) in all the districts. The Court also directed the Government to specify by January 29 the time by which the posts lying vacant would be filled up.

But when the case came up on Wednesday, the State counsel submitted the instructions from the Government which admitted that posts were lying vacant in 18 districts, but failed to give any details.
The Court was hearing a contempt case filed by Orissa Consumer Association (OCA) on the Government’s failure to comply with the orders issued 20 years ago.

OCA counsel Dillip Mohapatra said the division bench of Acting Chief Justice Sanju Panda and Justice SK Sahoo directed for personal appearance of the FS&CW Secretary on February 12, the date fixed for next hearing on the case.

Without giving details on vacant posts, FS&CW Secretary Vir Vikram Yadav had earlier filed affidavits claiming that the proposal related to filling up the posts was pending with the Finance department for concurrence.In the affidavits, Yadav had sought unconditional apology and urged the Court to drop the contempt proceedings claiming that there was no willful or deliberate violation or disobedience of the HC order.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp