Kerala government moves SC against HC verdict – The New Indian Express
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government appealed to the Supreme Court against the High Court verdict that overturned a government order granting leave with pay to employees and teachers who did not sign up during the strike national general meeting of January 2019.
The HC had canceled the GO of January 31, 2019, which allowed government employees to take casual or other eligible leave for January 8 and 9, 2019, the days they were absent as part of the general strike. national. The two-day strike was called by a joint committee of various unions against the Centre’s policies.
In the petition to the Supreme Court, the state government reportedly raised the argument that the government’s order was a political decision, although the High Court earlier rejected it. The High Court had said: “Even if it is a political decision, the court can examine the legality, correctness or arbitrariness of it, and intervene, by exercising the power under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, if such a policy is contrary to legal provisions. “
He further stated that the government order was unlawful, arbitrary, contrary to legal provisions and, therefore, liable to be obstructed by the court under section 226. The High Court order of 2 February 2021 ordered the heads of departments to examine the attendance records and act, in accordance with the law, within two months of receiving a certified copy of the judgment.
The ordinance was passed by the judiciary consisting of Chief Justice S Manikumar and Judge Shaji P Chali on the basis of a public interest dispute filed by the former director of the Police Fingerprint Office, G Balagopalan. .