THE ONGOING strike of the high court employees was called off on Thursday evening. This followed assurance to consider their demands at a tripartite meeting to be attended by the Chief Justice, employee Rakesh Verma and president of the association, Justice Bhanwar Singh on December 4. The staff was on strike since Monday.
In a resolution passed in the general body meeting of the association, the members have accordingly resolved to suspend their strike till December 4.
Validity of select list challenged
A WRIT petition challenging the validity of the select list of 1528 sub-inspectors (rankers) came up for hearing before Justice DP Singh of the High Court, here on Thursday.
The court while posting the matter for hearing on Friday has asked the State counsel to file a response.
It was alleged on behalf of the petitioners, one Mamta Yadav and others that 2450 posts of SI (rankers) were notified by the government but select list of only 1528 candidates was released.
It was further alleged that the impungned select list included names of many dead and retired persons and also persons against whom criminal cases, departmental inquiry and adverse entries were pending.
SLP against HC order dismissed
THE APEX court has dismissed the Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed against the November 3 order of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court, dismissing a bunch of writ petitions filed by engineers and contractors of the Public Works Department (PWD), Rae Bareli and Kheri districts.
A division bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justices AK Mathur and Altamas Kabir passed the above orders on the SLP filed by one Maqbool Ahmad.
The High Court’s Lucknow bench, on November 3, 2006, had dismissed a bench of writ petitions seeking to quash the FIRs lodged against them by the State for constructing sub-standard and poor quality roads and staying their arrest.