Andhra Pradesh Governor asks govt to reinstate state election commissioner
Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan on Wednesday directed that the state authorities observe the excessive court docket judgment of May 29 ordering reinstatement of retired IAS officer Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar because the state election commissioner (SEC).
A communication to this impact was despatched to chief secretary Neelam Sawhney from the Raj Bhavan’s secretariat within the morning.
The newest growth is a setback on the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy authorities which has been waging a protracted authorized battle with Ramesh Kumar after sacking him by way of an ordinance on April 10.
The Governor’s instructions observe Ramesh Kumar’s illustration to him on Tuesday requesting that he be restored because the SEC as per the instructions of the state excessive court docket.
The Raj Bhavan communique mentioned in pursuance of the illustration given by Ramesh Kumar and the directions given by the excessive court docket within the contempt case on July 17, the Governor was directing the federal government for taking vital motion as per the instructions of the court docket in its order dated May 29.
While there was no response from the Jagan authorities to the Governor’s orders until afternoon, an official within the CMO acquainted with the event mentioned the matter was referred to Advocate General Sriram Subrahmanyam for acquiring the authorized place.
“In the communique, the Governor had nowhere asked the state government to reinstate Ramesh Kumar. It is not a direction to restore his position. He only asked the government to implement the verdict of the high court. Since the state government had challenged the high court’s order in the Supreme Court, he cannot be reinstated as SEC,” the official mentioned.
The Jagan authorities had moved the Supreme Court once more on Monday, searching for a keep on the excessive court docket taking over the contempt petition filed by Ramesh Kumar. It argued that the excessive court docket couldn’t take up such a contempt petition at a time when the matter was pending earlier than the apex court docket.