HC upholds dismissal for sexual harassment
The Delhi HC refused to reinstate a senior CAG official who was dismissed from service after his stenographer accused him of sexually harassing her in the office eight years ago, reports HT Correspondent.delhi Updated: Jul 26, 2008 00:05 IST
The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to reinstate a senior Comptroller and Auditor General(CAG) official who was dismissed from service after his stenographer accused him of sexually harassing her in the office eight years ago.
Dismissing a petition filed by Y R Midha, former Principal Director of Audit, Scientific Departments, a Division Bench of Justices Mukul Mudgal and Manmohan said “having gone through the evidence and the complaint besides the attendant circumstances, we are satisfied that the finding of the complaint committee is unassailable.”
The Bench upheld the Central Administrative Tribunal's (CAT) July 2003 order rejecting his petition for reinstatement in the service.
The Bench rejected Midha’s contention that the complaint was lodged by his stenographer at the instance of his senior colleague Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) who was in charge of the department.