The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday has given a big relief to the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission. The Court has stayed the recovery order issued by the Chief Information Commissioner, Lucknow against the commission.
A Single Bench of Justice Salil Kumar Rai passed this order while hearing a petition filed by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission and Another.
The Court Issued notice to respondents through registered post with acknowledgement due for which steps shall be taken by counsel for the petitioner within 10 days.
“If, steps are taken, office shall proceed to issue notice fixing any date after eight weeks by which date, the respondents may file their counter affidavit. The petitioner shall have four weeks thereafter to file his rejoinder affidavit”, the Court said.
“List before the Registrar who shall fix any date for Admission after counter affidavit and rejoinder affidavit have been filed by the parties. The Registrar may, if necessary, grant further opportunities to the parties to file their affidavits but not more than two further opportunities shall be granted by the Registrar.
Meanwhile, any recovery in pursuance to the orders dated May 17, 2018 and January 24, 2020 passed by the Chief Information Commissioner, U.P., Lucknow, i.e., respondent No. 3 shall remain stayed”, the Court ordered