Plea challenging transfer disposed of

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Sep 2017 10:22:52


Legal Correspondent,

A SINGLE bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court comprising Justice Vandana Kasrekar has disposed of petition filed by Ramesh Pratap Verma working as Patwari Halka Vijaypur Tehsil Gopadbanas, Sidhi with liberty to petitioner to file a representation before the respondent Sidhi Collector within a period of 7 days from the date of receipt of certified copy of the order, failing which interim protection will not be available to the petitioner.

On receipt of such a representation, respondent Collector Sidhi shall decide the same in accordance with law within a period of one month thereof by speaking order. Till representation is decided, impugned transfer order dated on July 16, 2017, so far as it relates to the petitioner, shall remain stayed.

The petitioner has filed present petition challenging order dated on July 16, 2017, by which services of the petitioner have been transferred from Patwari Halka Vijaypur Tehsil Gopalbanas to the office of Collector Land Records. Counsel for the petitioner has challenged aforesaid order on the ground that the petitioner is 50 per cent physically challenged and is suffering from post of Polio Residual Paralysis with FFD right knee which was operated five years ago. It is further submitted that no one has been posted in place of the petitioner.

It is therefore, prayed that the writ petition be disposed of with a liberty to the petitioner to file a representation before the respondent Sidhi Collector and the respondent Sidhi Collector be directed to consider and decide the same in accordance with law, by speaking order.

On the other hand, Government Advocate for the respondents submitted that representation which may be filed by the petitioner may be dealt with in accordance with law. In view of aforesaid submissions made by counsel for parties, the petition is disposed of the petition with aforementioned a liberty to the petitioner.