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Govt told to Take MNPs on Rolls or Pay Salaries

Published: 20th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2014 04:23 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: In a significant ruling, Madras High Court has directed the TN government to consider creation of posts either in the name of Makkal Nala Paniyalargal (MNP) or in any other name to propagate the evils of consumption of liquor as contemplated under Article 47 of the Constitution read with Rule 10(5) of the Tamil Nadu Liquor Retail Vending (In Shops and Bars) Rules, 2003 for accommodating MNPs.

If the same is not possible on any account, the government should accommodate the persons, on the rolls of MNP on the date of issuance of GO dated November 8 2011, in any one of the vacant post in government schools, village panchayats, town panchayats, municipalities, corporations, village offices, taluk offices and collector offices and in various other government offices and undertakings, throughout the State, or in any post as may be created for implementing the new schemes introduced in 2014-2015 budget and accommodate the MNPs, according to their qualification, without reference to age in their native taluk or revenue district, a Division Bench of Justices N Paul Vasanthakumar and M Sathyanarayanan said on Tuesday.

The entire exercise should be commenced immediately and completed on or before October 31 this year, the Bench said dismissing a batch of writ appeals from the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department and allowing the writ petitions from the TN MNP Sangams.

Conceding the contentions of senior advocates, the judges said if any of the  eligible MNPs are not accommodated, the government should pay the last drawn salary, from January 1, 2014 till they are accommodated in any of the vacant or newly created posts.



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