The Madhya Pradesh High Court, through an interim order, stayed the deputation order of the principal in-charge. The Court has also issued notice to the state government and others and sought reply in four weeks.
The case was heard by a single-judge bench of Justice Vishal Dhagat. During the hearing, Advocate Manoj Kushwaha appeared on behalf of the petitioner RK Mangalan, a resident of Shahdol.
The counsel for the petitioner argued the petitioner is posted as a principal in-charge, Diet in Shahdol district. The state government, through an order on January 22, 2021, decided to send its services to the parent department, Commissioner of Public Education Directorate, considering its services on deputation.
The fact is that in 2008, while promoting the petitioner, he was posted in Diet, Shahdol. Since the post of principal was vacant, the petitioner being the senior lecturer was made the principal in-charge. There was no mention of deputation in this process, the Counsel stated.
Advocate Kushwaha informed the court that the petitioner was being harassed due to political pressure. Political pressure was created, after which the Collector, Shahdol, removed the petitioner from the post of principal in-charge. Against which a stay order was obtained after coming to the High Court, the petitioner has thus continued to serve as the principal in-charge.
Once again, Shahdol’s political activist complained and punched the deputation. While the reality is that in 2011 Madhya Pradesh School Education Teacher Education and Training Academy Service Rules came, according to which the services of the applicant are under the School Education Department. Therefore, the order to assign his services to the Commissioner of Directorate of Public Education, Bhopal on deputation is against the law, alleged the Petitioner.
The court has fixed the matter for further hearing on March 15.