Scroll Text

........ CITIZENS DUTY & SLOGAN ::: It shall be the duty of every Citizen of India to defend the Country and render National service when called upon to do so ... SLOGAN ::: "That loyalty to the Country becomes ahead of all other loyalties. And this is an absolute loyalty since one can not weight it in terms of what one receives" (Lal Bahadur Shastri) ..... face book page link for 4th AIC of AIPEU GDS ... ......... .......

scroll text 2

......... .............. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SELECTED CANDIDATES FOR THE POSTS OF GDS ..................... 4th All India Conference of AIPEU GDS - 8th & 9th October 2022 -- Kasaragod - Kerala ......


... AIPEU GDS 4th All India Conference on 8th & 9th October 2022 in Kasaragod - Kerala......... All GDS representatives of all Divisions in all Circles are heartfully welcomed .... Participate in large number and make it a grand success ....... Dear Comrade newly elected Divisional / Branch Secretaries of AIPEU-GDS -- PLEASE SEND YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS WITH PIN CODE, MOBILE NUMBER, E-MAIL ID THROUGH SMS TO ..09849466595.. OR BY E-MAIL TO >< IMMEDIATELY................... CRUSADER TO GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (2nd Edition -2016) is ready and can place indent to AIPEU GrC (CHQ), NEW DELHI-8....... One copy Rs.225/- (560 pages) ..... Send e-MO for Rs.250/- to receive one copy of the Book by Regd. Book Paket..........

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Minister Can Even Appoint Paanwala As Secretary: HC

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today said that the challenge to Centre’s circular on appointment of Secretaries by NDA ministers cannot be entertained as PIL and “a Minister can even appoint a paanwala” if he wants. 

A bench of justices B.D Ahmed and S.Mridul directed the counsel for petitioner NGO Society for Voice of Human Rights and Justice to seek instructions and posted the matter for hearing on November 18.

“A minister can even appoint a paanwala as his secretary. This is not a post which is advertised. He may even opt for no secretary at all. Where is the right for consideration?

“There is no public injury in the case and hence this cannot be considered a PIL. It is a service matter. Prima facie, it is covered under the CAT Act. It has to be heard by the Tribunal,” the Bench said.

The HC also said that anybody, who is aggrieved, can file the petition.

“You are looking at the circular from very narrow point of view. There should be some person who is aggrieved. Let him (bureaucrat) come. Why are you shying away from approaching the CAT?,” it said.
The Counsel for NGO, however, said “there is a specific exclusion provided in the notification. This is an attempt to politicise the bureaucracy.”

The Narendra Modi government had on June 19 issued a circular that a person, who had been attached as a personal office staff with Union Minister for last 10 years, be not appointed by NDA Ministers.

Later, DoPT clarified that the circular was applicable to OSDs and Secretaries and not to junior office staffers.

The Court was hearing a PIL filed by Society for Voice of Human Rights and Justice challenging the June 19 circular.