A Division Bench of the High Court comprising Justice G.Rohini and Justice Praveen Kumar on Wednesday refused to stay the ongoing interviews being conducted to fill the posts of Group-I services. The bench, however, said that no appointments shall be made.

The Bench was dealing with a writ petition filed by Ch. Nagamurali Krishna who complained that the Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunal (APAT) had not appreciated his complaint regarding sending six questions to the expert committee for review of the answer key. He said that he wanted that six questions be referred to the committee but APAT wanted four questions to be sent to the committee.

Case adjourned

He said that question number 62 should have been sent to the committee but APAT had not accepted his plea. He said that till this issue is resolved the interviews should be stalled. The bench said that the interviews could go on but no appointments should be finalised. The case was adjourned for the respondents to file counter affidavits.

Court’s poser to official

Justice Ramesh Ranganathan wondered how the officers of Revenue Department pass orders changing the ownership in revenue records and then make a statement that back files were not traceable.

The court posed this question to Principal Secretary (Revenue) B. R .Meena, who appeared in person in the court on Wednesday.

The judge ordered status quo to be maintained in all respects with regard to more than 300 acres of land in Attapur of Ranga Reddy district for six weeks and directed the Revenue Department to come clean on the issue.