Amaravati, Jan 19 (IANS): The Andhra Pradesh Excessive Courtroom on Thursday discovered fault with the appointment of advisors for various departments by the state authorities and termed it a “harmful affair”.
A division bench of Chief Justice Prashanth Kumar Mishra and Justice D.V.S.S. Somayajulu, taking over listening to of petitions difficult appointment of J. Srikanth as advisor for the Endowments Division and that of N. Chandrasekhar Reddy as advisor for worker welfare, court docket questioned if an advisor can be appointed for workers’ TA and DA.
Advocate Common S. Sriram submitted to the court docket that the federal government is appointing certified individuals as advisors. He argued that the federal government is taking the recommendation of those individuals earlier than making last choices.
The excessive court docket earlier this month had directed the state authorities to submit all data pertaining to the appointment of advisors to the federal government. The bench questioned how these advisors can advise higher than the senior IAS officers.
It had additionally questioned what number of advisors could be appointed and at what stage. It posed questions on eligibility standards and requested whether or not advisors could be appointed to departments.
Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Seva Sangha Samakhya spokesperson H.Ok. Rajasekhara Rao filed a PIL difficult appointment of Srikanth as advisor to the Endowments Division, terming it “extra-constitutional”.
The counsel of the petitioner had argued that appointment of an advisor to a division shouldn’t be traceable to any of the Articles within the Structure.
The bench had requested the federal government what was his experience that warranted his appointment as an advisor to the division.
It had noticed that having an advisor to an individual just like the Chief Minister is completely different from an advisor to a division. “Are we creating a brand new cadre exterior the service cadre,” it requested.
In August final 12 months, the court docket stayed the appointment of Srikanth however vacated the identical later.