Justice Nooty Rama Mohan Rao of the High Court on Monday granted a conditional stay of demolition of buildings in Manikonda. The judge said that these buildings shall not be occupied and no further constructions or improvements shall be made. The judge was dealing with a batch of writ petitions complaining that the structures are being demolished without following the law.

The counsel appearing for the authorities said that fake permissions were being produced by the petitioners which were issued by retired panchayat secretary with no file proceedings. The judge said that photograph of each structure from all the four corners shall be taken forthwith and submitted to the Registrar of the Court and the office of the Gram Panchayat. The cases have been adjourned by two weeks.

HC issues notices in Adhaar-LPG case

A Division Bench of the A.P. High Court comprising Chief Justice P.C. Ghose and Justice Vilas Afzulpurkar on Monday ordered notices in a writ petition filed challenging the decision of the government to link Aadhaar cards with the supply of LPG cylinder.

The writ petition was filed by Bala Goud of Ramanthapur. In the petition, he said that the issuance of Aadhaar cards was mired in controversy and only 30 per cent of the population had received the cards so far. Hence it was not proper to link supply of LPG to Aadhaar card.

Conditional stay on Manikonda demolitions

V-C appointment

A Division Bench of the High court comprising Chief Justice P. C. Ghose and Justice Vilas Afzulpurkar on Monday declared that as on today the government was not required to call for applications for the post of Vice-Chancellor to Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University.

It may be recalled that one Devender Reddy filed writ petition complaining that applications are not being called for and government was picking and choosing its own candidates. A single judge of the High court had directed the authorities to follow the process for calling for applications etc., as mentioned in a G.O. The government filed writ appeal contending that the Act is not yet amended and the present rule does not require the procedure contemplated by the single judge. The bench allowed the appeal clearing the decks for appointment of the Vice-Chancellor.

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