Supreme Court Reverses Ex CJI Ramana Decision, Sends Registrar Suryadevara Back To His Parent Cadre
Supreme Court Reverses Ex CJI's Decision: The Supreme Court has...
Supreme Court Reverses Ex CJI’s Decision: The Supreme Court has overturned a decision of former Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana. The court has canceled the appointment of Registrar Prasanna Kumar Suryadevara as a permanent employee of the court. Suryadevara has been sent back to the News Division of All India Radio till 30 September.
Prasar Bharati Joint Director Suryadevara was appointed as Officer on Special Duty in the role of Media Advisor in 2021 during the tenure of former CJI Ramana. . This post is of the rank of Additional Registrar in the court.
what is the matter
Suryadevara, joint director in Prasar Bharati, was appointed as an additional registrar on special duty in the role of media advisor in 2021 during the tenure of former CJI Ramana. Later he was included in the Permanent Cadre of the Additional Registrar of Courts. Meaning they were included in the permanent staff of the court. According to the information, during the last week of CJI Ramana’s tenure, Suryadevara was sent back to his parent cadre by overturning his order to include Suryadevara in the permanent staff of the court.
In fact, the Chief Justice of India plays the role of the administrative head of the court. If sources are to be believed, there are officers on deputation regularly from their judicial services in the Supreme Court. Accounts in judicial services i.e. accounting department and IT can be brought on deputation only in special sectors like officers of government cadre. That is, officers can be appointed from outside only in these sectors. So far no statement has been issued by Suryadevara on being sent to his parent cadre.
who is suryadevara
Suryadevara had joined Prasar Bharati as a News Reader-cum-Translator (Telugu). He held many high-profile positions on deputation. During the year 2004-2009, Suryadevara has been OSD in the office of former Lok Sabha Speaker late Somnath Chatterjee. He worked with former Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari from 2009-2015.
In 2015, he was made the secretary of the Delhi Legislative Assembly. Delhi Assembly has also been one of his high profile assignments. He had been the secretary in this Legislative Assembly. During this, he was also the center of political conflict between the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung and the Delhi government led by the Aam Aadmi Party.
When the Speaker of the Assembly came to the rescue
Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel had sought approval from the Directorate General of All India Radio to induct Suryadeva as Permanent Secretary of the NCT of Delhi Legislative Assembly. Then LG Najeeb Jung had ordered to send Suryadevara back to his original cadre. After this, Delhi Assembly Speaker Goyal went to the Delhi High Court to challenge the LG’s decision.
Delhi Assembly Speaker Goel, in a statement in the Assembly in September 2016, defending Suryadevara, had said that Suryadevara has gained experience and expertise in matters of legislative business through his services of more than 12 years in the legislative field. He has spent more than 11 years in the services of the Indian Parliament during his 23-year tenure. He has given a lot to these services till now.
In 2016, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi (LG Najeeb Jung) had issued orders to bring him back to All India Radio while Suryadevra was secretary in the Delhi Legislative Assembly. In this case, Prasar Bharati had also taken a stand in the court that Suryadevara had to join his parent organization immediately. Failure to do so will result in unauthorized absence.
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