Reinstate Malini at FSL: HC to govt

Reinstate Malini at FSL: HC to govt

The High Court of Karnataka on Monday directed the State government to reinstate Dr Malini as Deputy Director of Forensic Science Laboratory.

Dr Malini was removed from service following an order passed by the Karnataka Administrative Tribunal in 2009. She had approached the High Court challenging the government’s decision to terminate her employment on the ground that she had produced a false certificate to secure the post. Dr Malini had contended that her services were terminated on account of “pressure from the Opposition party on the floor of the House.”

The Bench said the government neither conducted any investigation into the allegation against Dr Malini nor issued her a notice of termination. It directed the government to reinstate her with all facilities and benefits.

Transfers stayed

The High Court has stayed the transfer of eight IAS officers till Tuesday. The officers, who were transferred on the direction of the Election Commission, had approached the Central Administrative Tribunal. The Tribunal stayed the transfers and the Election Commission, in turn, has approached the High Court in appeal. The officers have contended that they were transferred before completing their tenure as deputy commissioners. The Division Bench posted the matter for Tuesday.

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