Legal Correspondent

HYDERABAD: A Division Bench of the A.P. High Court comprising Justice V.Eswariah and Justice P.Swarup Reddy on Tuesday stayed the operation of the judgment of the AP Administrative Tribunal (APAT) which had adversely affected the schedule of transfers and promotions of teachers in the State.

Some of the teachers filed original applications in the APAT complaining against the action of the officers in refusing to consider the cases of such teachers for promotions and transfers who resisted the implementation of G.O. 610 . They said that they are continuing to be in the present postings because of orders of the courts and they can not be denied the benefit of promotions , seniority and then transfers.

The APAT had directed the government to consider the cases of these applicants for promotions and transfers as per their seniority.

The government filed writ petitions in the High Court challenging the orders of APAT. The government contended that the whole process of promotions and transfers is jeopardized in the light of these orders of the APAT.

The Bench felt that the balance convenience lies with the promotions to go on irrespective of the APAT order and suspended the judgment of the APAT.