High Court reprieve for Vyalikaval HBCS

High Court reprieve for Vyalikaval HBCS

The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday quashed a government order (GO) and subsequent circular by the deputy commissioner of Bangalore Urban district, which directed the Vyalikaval House Building Cooperative Society to return the land acquired to the original landowners.

Justice Anand Byrareddy,  while passing the order on a batch of petitions, observed that the GO was premature since the matter was pending before the Supreme Court. 

The court directed the State government to wait till the apex court delivered its judgement.

The Vyalikaval House Building Cooperative Society had sought quashing of the government order dated June 4, 2013 and deputy commissioner’s order dated June 29, 2013 which had directed the society to hand over 165.30 acres acquired by it in Nagawara Layout, back to the original owners.  

Deadline extended

The High Court has granted time till May-end for the eviction of Jai Bhuvaneshwari Nagar slum after Advocate General Ravivarma Kumar sought time stating that school and college examinations would begin soon. During the hearing on Tuesday, the AG submitted that students living in the slum would be affected if they were evicted during the examination season.  He said that the government will take steps for eviction by July-end.

However, the court granted time only till May-end. Jai Bhuvaneshwari Nagar slum located around Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases houses over 600 families.  The High Court has directed the government to relocate and rehabilitate the slum dwellers to Kudlu village near Parappana Agrahara. 

Judges’ appointment

The High Court has ordered issuance of notice to the State government on a petition challenging the notification for recruitment of 155 civil judges (junior division).

The petitioner Chandrakant approached the court claiming that the government had not reserved four posts for disabled candidates, as mandated by the Persons with Disabilities Act. Justice A N Venugopala Gowda, while ordering the notice observed that the petition would be disposed off in the next 10 days.

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