Kerala HC orders status quo on appointments

The Kerala HC ordered status quo to be maintained till January 9 to Assistant Grade II appointments made in Kerala University in 2007.

Updated: Jan 06, 2012, 22:08 PM IST

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Friday ordered
status quo to be maintained till January 9 to Assistant Grade
II appointments made in Kerala University in 2007.

The order was issued by Justice TR Ramachandran Nair on
a petition by 31 persons who were among those appointed to the
post.

They had approached the court challenging the Kerala Lok
Ayukta decision to cancel their appointments citing
irreregularities in conduct of examinations and interviews.

Upa Lok Ayukta G Sasidharan had on Dec 29 ordered
cancellation of the rank list prepared after the interview for
the post held in 2007. Many candidates who got low marks in
the examinations found top places in the rank list after the
interview, according to him.

The Upa Lok Ayukta had also recommended legal action
against the then University Vice Chancellor MK Ramachandran
Nair, pro-VC V Jayaprakash, syndicate members P S Rajeev, AA
Rasheed, KA Andrew and MP Russell in the case.

About 150 employees, who got the postings been working in
the University for the last four years. About 40,000
candidates had appeared for the examination to the post.

The court said statusquo should be maintained till
monday when the case will be taken up again.

PTI