High Court throws a lifeline to medical colleges staff

Sets aside GO cancelling their appointments; asks staff to resume duty

Justice Ram Mohan Reddy, who heard the matter, has directed that the orders dated August 26, 2010 and September 13, 2010 be treated as show cause notices. Justice Reddy has also said that the staff can resume the duty, but are not entitled for the salary as they have not been working since the day of their termination.

Justice Reddy, who heard the matter said, “Without dwelling into the merits or demerits of allegations of irregularities in the process of recruitment, since any observation made herein may prejudice any decision on the said questions, if taken by the State at later date.” He further said that the ends of justice would be met by reading down the orders dated August 26, 2010 and Sept 13, 2010. Directing the petitioners to treat both the orders as show cause notices, he permitted  all the staff except 35 nurses and one CT scan technician at the Mysore College to file their objections.

On the 25 marks awarded during viva voce, the court has held that it was done with an intention to abuse and misuse during the process of selection.

It could be recalled that the State way back in August had terminated the services of over 250 staff of Hassan and Mysore Medical colleges. The order was challenged by Vedavathi and others in the High Court.

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