The court also imposed a cost of Rs 40,000 and Rs 1 lakh on South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and Public Works Department respectively.
A Srinivasa Rao and others have filed different writ petitions seeking a direction to consider their cases for the non-joining vacancies.
People have lost confidence in several public institutions. Let it not be the case with judiciary, the court observed while passing the sentence in the contempt case.
“Accordingly, this court is inclined to convict Nagarajan to undergo a simple imprisonment for a period of three months,” he ordered.
The joint inspection was held by the Corporation authorities twice, but no report was forthcoming from the tahsildar, the petitioner had complained.
During an earlier hearing, the court had asked the Principal Secretary (higher education) and Commissioner (school education) and other officials to appear before it.
The top court said that the apology submitted by Dahiya was not sincere and was only an endeavour to get out of the consequences.
The bench of Chief Justice Arup Kumar Goswamy and Justice N Jayasurya stayed the implementation of the single judge orders.
The court asked the respondents to file their counters and the case came for hearing before Justice B Devanand.
The advocate representing the lecturer contended that Rs 58.96 crore was released for defending Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar in about 200 contempt of court cases pending in the High Court.