An amendment to the Madras High Court Service Rules allowing appointment/promotion of employees of with Bachelor of Administrative Law degrees has been challenged before the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court.
Petitioner G Balakrishnan, a PA to judges, submitted that in September 1990 he was appointed as steno-typist at a Munsif Court and thereafter he had worked in various capacities till early 2000. His post in the TN Administrative Tribunal as private secretary carried the same scale of pay attached to the post of PA to judges of the Madras High Court.
An arts graduate, over the years he had obtained a Bachelors and Masters degrees in Law as well as PG degree in Library and Information Sciences. He had also passed all departmental exams necessary for promotion to the next higher post.