The Allahabad High Court on Monday refused to entertain the objections raised by counsels of Rama Raman, questioning the maintainability of the petition seeking his transfer from Noida authority.
Counsels for Rama Raman, chief executive officer, Noida authority, raised preliminary objections that petitioners have not made disclosures regarding their credentials in the PIL. Hence, they said, the petition must be dismissed for not complying with Allahabad High Court Rules.
A bench comprising Chief Justice DB Bhosale and Justice Yashwant Varma rejected the objections raised, since they were raised earlier and also since the court had taken suo motu cognizance of the issue.
However,the court adjourned the hearing till August 24, to hear other parties concerned with the matter.
The state government had, on an earlier date, informed the Allahabad high court that it had decided to retain senior IAS officer Rama Raman as the CEO of the Noida Authority.
According to the state government, retaining Raman was necessary as the scheme for the next phase of metro trains would commence in March 2017 and other projects worth Rs 5,000 crore were under his supervision.
For proper implementation of the projects, his continuation is necessary, the government said.