Thursday, 28 July 2016

Appointment of 8 Vice-Chancellors in TS set aside by Hyderabad High Court

తెలంగాణలో వీసీల నియామకం రద్దు
28-07-2016 11:11:37

హైదరాబాద్ : తెలంగాణలో వీసీల నియామకాన్ని రద్దు చేస్తూ హైకోర్టు గురువారం ఆదేశాలు జారీ చేసింది. వీసీలను నియమిస్తూ జారీ అయిన జీవోను కోర్టు కొట్టివేసింది. అర్హతల ఆధారంగా నియామకాలు జరపాలని హైకోర్టు సూచించింది. తెలంగాణ ఏజీ రామకృష్ణారెడ్డి విజ్ఞప్తి మేరకు తీర్పు అమలును హైకోర్టు 4 వారాల పాటు వాయిదా వేసింది. 2 రోజుల క్రితం 8 వర్శిటీలకు తెలంగాణ ప్రభుత్వం వీసీలను నియమించిన విషయం తెలిసిందే. మరోవైపు పూర్తి తీర్పు పరిశీలించాక స్పందిస్తామని డిప్యూటీ సీఎం కడియం శ్రీహరి అన్నారు. 
Earlier on Tue July 26, 2016 the court observed that, while UGC had fixed certain qualifications for professors to be appointed as vice-chancellors, but the new amendment envisaged that those having administrative experience could be appoint as the V-C of a varsity, which was nothing but intent to politicise the appointments, and this would pave way for IAS officers and even section officers of the Secretariat to become V-Cs. The GO issued for appointment of V-Cs and the Act seemed to be paving way for MPs, MLAs and even board members of Panchayats defeated in elections to be appointed as V-Cs.

A division Bench comprising acting Chief Justice Dilip B. Bhosale and Justice A.V. Sesha Sai was reserving its orders on two PILs by Dr D. Manohar Rao, a retired professor of Osmania University, challenging amending the Acts taking away the power of the chancellor (Governor) to make appointments, and bestowing it on the state government. During the hearing, it was brought to the notice of the Bench that the government had issued orders, on Monday Juy 25, 2016, appointing vice-chancellors to certain universities in the state. Reacting to the submissions of the counsel, Justice Bhosale asked why the government had not waited for another two or three days when it had kept it pending for the past two years. The Bench expressed its displeasure at the government’s counsel for making allotments despite an assurance given to the court that no appointments would be made till finalisation of the petitions.
During the past two years, after becoming first CM Telangana State post bifurcation of AP, K.Chandra Sekhara Rao of TRS party, made so many illegal and unconstitutional decisions which were set aside by High Court and Supreme Court, indicating his autocratic and undemocratic attitudes. Shameless fellow he is, continues his whimsical rule. He respects neither his Administrative Officers nor Legal Luminaries and never seeks their views before making decisions. Some one should tell him that he is only CM of state in Republic of India and not a Nizam of Hyderabad. He should remember his oath on daily basis and confine his administration within the framework of constitution and existing laws of the land. On the contrary he audaciously campaigns that High Court is full of Judges with Andhra origins and hence TS decisions are being set aside.

In contrast, Sri Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, the then CM of AP resigned voluntarily in 1964, following unfavourable observations made against the Government of Andhra Pradesh by the Supreme Court in the Bus Routes Nationalisation case. 

In C. S. Rowjee and Others vs Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC), the petitioners accused the APSRTC of having acted mala fide under the orders of the Chief Minister, Sanjiva Reddy, in ordering the nationalization of bus routes in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. In its verdict, the Supreme Court observed "that to give effect to the wishes of the Chief Minister expressed that the impugned schemes were formulated by the Corporation and therefore, it would be vitiated by mala fides notwithstanding the interposition of the semi-autonomous corporation."  The Supreme Court also observed that the allegations of "bias and personal ill-will against the appellants" were neither denied by the Chief Minister nor were affidavits stating the Government's position filed in the High Court. Further the Supreme Court observed that the counter-affidavits, while denying that the APSRTC was acting at the behest of the Chief Minister, failed to explain the choice of Kurnool district for nationalization of the routes. In effect this was a condemnation of Reddy's role.

If KCR has to emulate Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, he should have resigned at least 25 times during last two years and surely 100 times before his 5 year term ends. What kind of "Bangaru Telangana", he will build only time will reveal.

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