A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyothi Sen Gupta and Justice P.V.Sanjay Kumar on Wednesday dismissed the writ petitions filed challenging the order of extension given to P.K. Mohanty, as Chief Secretary.
Two cases were filed by Chandramouliswar Rao and Consumer Guidance Society represented by Diwakar Babu contending that the extension for the Chief Secretary could be given only after the State Cabinet takes a decision. They complained that without Cabinet decision the extension was granted. The Bench had called for records and heard the arguments on behalf of the petitioners , state government and Mr. Mohanty. The Bench felt that under these circumstances writ of quo warranto cannot be issued. The Bench felt that discretion exercised by the Governor in the peculiar circumstances cannot be found fault with.