SC Stays Personal Appearance Order Of Allahabad HC For UP Chief Secretary

SC Stays Personal Appearance Order Of Allahabad HC For UP Chief Secretary

New Delhi, Nov 19 (TNA) The Supreme Court has stayed the Allahabad High Court order requiring the Chief Secretary and Inspector General (Registration) to appear in person in the year-old case of regularization of 392 temporary clerks in Uttar Pradesh. A bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Hima Kohli on Friday stayed the High Court order while issuing notice on the Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by the Uttar Pradesh government against its November 10 order. The respondents have been asked to file a reply in four weeks.

The bench said that the High Court was not required to pass an order for the production of the Chief Secretary. In fact, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Aishwarya Bhati, appearing on behalf of the UP government, mentioned the matter before the bench and urged for an urgent hearing.

The bench said that the High Court was not required to pass an order for the appearance of the Chief Secretary. In fact, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Aishwarya Bhati, appearing on behalf of the UP government, mentioned the matter before the bench and urged for an urgent hearing. Thereafter, the bench agreed to hold the hearing at 12.45 pm.

In the hearing, ASG Bhati also told the apex court that on a special appeal filed in the year 2004, in the year 2017, the High Court had ordered a committee of three officers to investigate the matter. The Inquiry Committee had found that there was no irregularity in the process of regularization and nothing illegal was found in it.

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