HC upholds order on Kannada promotion perks

A single judge order had extended allowances to private aided schools

Hearing an appeal by the State Government which had challenged the 30 June, 2009 order by Justice Abdul Nazeer extending the allowance to private aided schools stating that they too are government servants, the division bench comprising Justice V G Sabhahit and Justice B Manohar has directed the State to extend the facility even to the private schools within four months.

The Catholic Educational Board had moved the High Court on 22, October 2010 after the State refused to provide the allowance to those staff including teachers who have passed SSLC examination in Kannada medium. Following Justice Nazeer’s directions, the Government challenged it before the division bench. The division bench comprising Justice V G Sabhahit and Justice B Manohar has upheld the single judge order and has refused to interfere with it.

Stay order

The High Court on Thursday stayed the single bench order quashing the Union government policy decision of allotting the petrol bunks to families of Kargil victims, widows and candidates from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Hearing an appeal filed by the department of petroleum, the division bench comprising Justice Majula Chellur and Justice Mohanshanthana Gowder stayed the single judge order dated July 28, 2009.

The single judge, while allowing the petition filed by Nithin Venkatesh and others had quashed the union government notification issued on September 6, 2006.

As per this notification the Union government had decided to allot petrol bunks to Kargil victims family and widows who have not crossed the age of 45.

However, the petitioner had challenged the notification contending that they were land owners and leased their land to Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) for petrol bunks. While taking the petitioner’s land for lease, the government had promised the land owners would be provided dealership of the particular petrol bunks.

But later on, the Government took a policy decision to allot the bunks to Kargil victim families against the land owners.

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