With a view to get government appointment, an association called Tamil Nadu Noon Meal, Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Federation headed by M. Varadarajan misguided the High Court and obtained an order, alleged G.A. Durairajan, district president, Tamil Nadu Noon Meal Employees’ Association here on Sunday.
He told The Hindu that Mr. Varadarajan prepared a fake list of 15 noon meal organisers, cooks and also helpers, as if they worked in different centres in Bargur and Mathur blocks in the district for period ranging from three months to thirteen months on non muster roll (NMR) basis with the connivance of the block-level officials.
Mr. Varadarajan was the man behind filing of a writ petition No. 10435 of 2011 in the Madras High Court.
The writ petition was filed by K. Ravi of Pillaikottai village, near Thogarapalli, in Krishnagiri district and 15 others seeking the court’s intervention to reappoint them as per the Government Order No. 163 issued on August 8, 2010.
The Madras High Court gave a direction to the authorities to issue appointment orders for all the petitioners in Bargur and Mathur blocks on July 1, 2011. Since the orders were not implemented by the authorities, one of the petitioners Inbarani filed a defamation suit in April 2012.
Following this, the authorities issued appointment orders.
The petitioners used fake appointment orders issued by the panchayat unions. Though there is a government order that only women should be appointed for noon meal centres, the list of employees submitted by Mr. Varadaraj also contains the name of a male employee.
There were no Non Muster Roll employee appointment in Noon Meal Department, said G.A. Durairajan, district president, Tamil Nadu Noon Meal Employees’ Association.
In this connection, Mr. Durairajan along with the association office-bearers submitted a petition to the District Collector, C.N. Maheshwaran, on June 25.
K. Agoram, Vice-President, Tamil Nadu Government Employees Association, said that it was strange that the district administration was hesitating to implement court orders in case of transfers.
But, at the same time, the district administration had given transfer orders to those obtained appointment order by misguiding the High Court.