Following submissions in court by School Education Department officials that appointments for the posts of watchman and sweeper were made based on political recommendations, the State government on Friday offered to order an inquiry by an IAS officer to go into the allegations.
However, Justice S Nagamuthu of the Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) has suggested that the inquiry be conducted by an IPS officer. Recently a speech and hearing impaired man K Ganesan had moved the court seeking to quash the appointment of watchmen and sweepers made in the Usilampatti Education District.
During the last hearing on Tuesday, Justice Nagamuthu had summoned School Education Department officials and one of them had claimed the appointments were made on instructions from an official of the department. When the case was taken up for hearing on Friday, AAG K Chellapandian submitted that the government was prepared to conduct an inquiry through an IAS officer.Rejecting this, the judge directed the AAG to get instructions from the government about conducting an inquiry by a police officer. The case has been adjourned to September 11.