Published On: Fri, Sep 11th, 2020

Himachal High Court issues bailable warrants against several state govt officials over salary releasing

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], September 11 (ANI): The Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued bailable warrants against several government officials including the Principal Secretary, Irrigation and Public Health (IPH).

Himachal Pradesh High Court

Warrants were also issued against, Engineer-In-Chief, IPH Department, Superintending Engineer, IPH Department, Shimla Circle and Executive Engineer, IPH Department.

Justice Vivek Singh Thakur passed these orders on a contempt petition filed by one Govind Singh for violation of the orders dated April 23, 2019 by a tribunal in which the respondent Irrigation and Public Health department was directed to allow him to serve the department up to the age of 60 years.

The Court posted the matter for October 6, 2020.

The petitioner has prayed to direct the respondents/contemnors to release his salary till date along with 12 per cent interest.

After the abolition of the erstwhile Tribunal, a petition was transferred to High Court.

Despite several opportunities granted to the respondents to file a response/compliance affidavit, the same was not filed.

The respondents were directed to appear in person on September 10, 2020, in Court, in case of failure to file the compliance affidavit, but they neither filed the response nor appeared in person and moreover, nothing was on record on their behalf for exemption from presence in the Court.

The Court observed that in the aforesaid circumstances, it has no other option except to issue the bailable warrants for securing the presence of the respondents along with the record, enabling the Court to proceed further.

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by The Sen Times staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: ANI

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