Nagpur: The Government of Maharashtra has been directed by the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court to fill up the post of Presiding Officer in the ‘University and College Tribunal’ within about three months.
The principal of Professor Ram Meghe College of Engineering named Mir Saddique Ali had challenged this notice of retirement. Under which the management – Vidarbha Youth Welfare Society – had declared him retired even at the age of 62 years. Which was a complete violation of the guidelines given by the All India Council for Technical Education. Where the retirement age has been fixed at the 65 years.
Mir Saddiqui has filed a case against the management. And has also approached the ‘University and College Tribunal’ by the advocate Akshay Sudame.
Approached the High Court
After hearing all their arguments, the tribunal has stayed this action of the college. However, the presiding officers have retired on the date of 16 September. Due to which there has been an increase in this entire pending cases.
The petitioner has approached the High Court seeking extension of the stay imposed by the Tribunal.
And has also sought directions for the appointment of the presiding officer.
Appearing on behalf of a Rajiv Bhuibar Management Society. While the public prosecutor named Ketki Joshi has kept a brief for the state.
Mir Saddique has also said that being a statutory authority dealing with very important matters, the Tribunal can never be kept vacant at any point of time.
Mir Saddique Ali has also told that the tribunal has been completely vacant for almost a year between the appointments in the past. he also argued, for the same reason, access to a statutory remedy under section 81 of the Maharashtra Public Universities Act is meaningless.