Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Friday dismissed a petition challenging the appointment of educationist Aniruddh Singh Yadav as Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission.
A division bench, comprising Justice Krishna Murari and Justice Raghavendra Kumar, dismissed the petition filed by one Jiledar Singh of Fatehpur district, observing that the petitioner had not placed on record "any material or reason to show why the court's intervention was needed in the matter".
Hailing from Aligarh, Yadav was the principal of a college in Badaun prior to his appointment to the constitutional post on March 11.
The post had fallen vacant following the dismissal of Anil Yadav following a court order dated October 14, 2015 wherein his appointment had been declared as illegal.
Subsequent to Yadav's removal, UPPSC member Sunil Kumar Jain had been appointed as the acting Chairman of the panel for the period until the appointment of a full-time Chairman.