Madras High Court quashes transfer order of Education department officials

CHENNAI: Coming to the rescue of two Training Department officials in Tiruvarur district, the Madras High Court docket has set aside the switch orders issued to them by means of the District Standard Education Office (DEEO) following a “bogus” letter despatched to it purportedly by using the DVAC.

It additionally directed the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) to conduct an inquiry to discover who had despatched the “cast” letter.

Justice B Rajendran recently gave the path on a petition filed via R Ganesan, Superintendent of DEEO, Tiruvarur district and some other official, U Rajan, seeking quashing of their transfer orders, issued via the Joint Director of the College Education Department on May 27.

Passing the orders, the decide said, “The impugned orders of switch were passed most effective on the basis of an alleged letter dated May also 23, 2016 acquired by the Branch, without even undertaking any basic inquiry to envision the genuineness of such a letter which became out to be a bogus one.”
Passing the orders, the judge said, "The impugned orders of transfer have been passed only on the basis of an alleged letter dated May 23, 2016."
“The orders of transfer are set apart. I am of the view that the impugned orders of transfer aren’t legally sustainable and the petitioners are entitled to get the length throughout which they have been on leave, regularised by way of treating it as duty length,” he located.

The matter relates to the switch orders issued via the School Training Branch to the petitioners, on the basis of a letter purportedly despatched by using the DVAC concerning allegations of bribery.

The petitioners’ counsel, T Aananthi, submitted that the letter acquired by means of the Department on May 23 become not served at the petitioners and once they sought a copy of the identical, they were the handiest authorized to peruse it.

The letter had alleged that the petitioners had demanded cash for inclusive of the names of positive individuals in the seniority list for advertising. However, Additional Authorities pleader Gunasekharan submitted that the letter received from the DVAC turned into “a bogus one”.
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