HC issues notice to CS

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 7: In the petition filed by Jagmohan Singh Tandon, the then MD J&K SRTC, who was prematurely retired by the State, High Court today issued notice to the Chief Secretary and others with the direction to file response before August 17.
The petitioner, who was appearing in person, submitted that that when he took over as Managing Director of JKSRTC in 2010, the income of the Corporation was Rs 36.32 crore and over the years the income on account of hard work put in by him rose to approximately Rs 100 crore each in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 respectively, besides the Corporation was able to pay past liabilities of retirees to the tune of Rs 61 crore outstanding since 2002.
Moreover, he submitted that all his APRs are outstanding barring three years i.e. 2000-2001, 2005-2006 and 2007-2008 for which they were ‘very good’ and there was no adverse material whatsoever on the basis of which the impugned order could be sustained.
“The impugned order has been passed mala fide on account of the petitioner’s father having remained associated with the National Conference and the same being opposed to the present set up in the State”, he further said, adding “Regulation 226(2) of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services Regulations, 1956 is not applicable to Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation and is applicable to Government servant”.
After hearing petitioner in person, Justice B S Walia issued notice to the Chief Secretary with the direction to file response before August 17.


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