Published On: Wed, Oct 14th, 2015

UPPSC chairman Anil Yadav removed following Allahabad HC order

Luknow: Uttar Pradesh government today removed Anil Yadav from the post of Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) following an Allahabad High Court order.

Anil Yadav was today removed from the post of Chairman of UP Public Service Commission.

Anil Yadav was today removed from the post of Chairman of UP Public Service Commission.

The move was preceded by a today’s Allahabad High Court directive to the state government to remove Yadav as the Chairman of UPPSC.

A two-judge bench of the Allahabad High Court, while hearing a PIL by the Bhrashtachar Mukti Morcha, said there were a number of questions surrounding Yadav’s appointment and that he was unfit to remain in the job.

The petitioners had alleged that Yadav’s appointment was made ignoring facts like his being named in cases under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code (attempt to murder) and the Goonda Act registered in his native district of Agra.

It was, however, submitted by Yadav that he has been acquitted in the cases while the High Court made it clear that it was passing today’s order “without going into the merits of allegations of criminal antecedents of the respondent”.

Moreover, the petitioners had alleged that Yadav, who was posted as a lecturer at Chitragupta Degree College in Mainpuri district prior to his current assignment, had falsely claimed in his bio-data that he was the Principal.

The court, while perusing materials placed on record, noted with displeasure that Yadav had concealed the fact that though he was promoted to the post of Principal many years ago, his promotion was challenged in the High Court and subsequently set aside and that the Special Leave Petition he filed in the Supreme Court was also turned down.

Moreover, the court pointed out a number of improprieties in the selection process, which included the fact that Yadav’s bio-data was “sent to the state government through fax from an office of the Samajwadi Party”.

Yadav, has been close to the Mulayam Singh Yadav family, had held the post of Chairman of UPPSC since April 2013.

Yadav’s tenure was marred by allegations of openly siding, promoting and patronizing Yadavs during the selection process of various posts in the state.

There were agitations in many parts of the state by students against Anil Yadav’s work style and police had to resort to cane charge on many instances in Allahabad to disperse angry mobs.

TST

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