HC orders status quo in transfer matter

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Oct 2017 10:52:49

 


 

Legal Correspondent,

A single bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court comprising Justice, Vandana Kasrekar has disposed off a petition with a direction to the respondent Inspector General of Registration, Bhopal to consider and decide the representation within a period of one month. Till the decision of the representation, parties are directed to maintain status quo as it exists.


The single bench of the MPHC has heard the petition filed by Heeramani Mishra, Stenotypist, District Registrar Satna. The petitioner has filed the present petition, challenging the order dated on September 20, 2017 passed by the respondent Principal Secretary, Department of Commercial Tax, Bhopal transferring the petitioner from Satna to Sidhi. Counsel for the petitioner has challenged the aforesaid order on the ground that by the same order, the respondent Shashikala Tiwari has been transferred to Satna on her own expenses and to accommodate her, petitioner has been transferred. It is also submitted that the respondent District Registrar Satna has made the recommendation to the respondent Inspector General of Registration, Bhopal vide letter dated on September 23, 2017.


It is also submitted that the petitioner has submitted a representation on September 23, 2017 to the respondent Inspector General of Registration for cancellation of the transfer order, which is pending consideration. It is therefore, prayed that respondent Inspector General of Registration be directed to decide the representation in the light of the recommendation made by respondent District Registrar Satna within a stipulated time period.
On the other hand, Government Advocate for the respondents submitted that suitable decision shall be taken in the matter in accordance with law.


In view of aforesaid submissions made by the counsel for the petitioner, the petition is disposed of with a direction to the respondent Inspector General of Registration, Bhopal to consider and decide the representation within a period of one month. Till the decision of the representation, parties are directed to maintain status quo as it exists. It is made clear that this court has not expressed any opinion on the merits of the case, the single bench said.