Lucknow: Bureaucracy in Uttar Pradesh is again caught on the wrong note. The ruling Mayawati government which fought a case for the removal of over a dozen principals in the state colleges despite winning the case has failed to implement the court order.

Om Prakash Sharma, the leader of Teachers Association in Vidhan Parishad, has raised questions on the government’s stand for maintaining a silence on not getting the High Court order implemented. He has accused the bureaucrats for their lackadaisical attitude and stated that he would seek the state government’s response in coming session of the Assembly.

Under the leadership of Subhas Sharma, a delegation of teachers had also met the state government which had directed the Director, Higher Education on June 8 to obey the High court order, but to no avail.

In the meantime, one principal managed to get a stay order from the Supreme Court while another petition would be heard on July 11.

Notably, the earlier Mulayam Singh government had appointed around two dozen principals in the state colleges during its regime. The issue made much noise in the Vidhan Sabha and discrepancies were found in the appointment process. However, atleast seventeen principals managed to get a stay order from the High Court on their removal orders.

With the BSP coming into power in 2007, the Mayawati government approached the Supreme Court to cancel the stay order. However, the case was returned to the High Court which later declared the appointments as illegitimate.

But no visible action from the government’s side has enabled an escape route for the principals to approach the Supreme Court in the meanwhile.

(JPN/Bureau)