‘They are very arrogant’, a big blow to the UP government in the Supreme Court, clearing the way for the arrest of top officers


The Supreme Court on Saturday dismissed an appeal by the Uttar Pradesh government calling the state’s finance secretary and additional chief secretary (revenue) “very arrogant” and cleared the way for their arrest, against whom the Allahabad High Court delayed orders. and issued bailable warrants in case of partial compliance. The matter is related to regularization of service of a recovery Amin in Allahabad and payment of increment.

The High Court had on November 1 said that the authorities were treating the court as a “playground” and refused to pay increment to a person who was earlier denied the right to regularize services. The High Court had ordered, “The Respondents (officers) have deliberately misled this Court and disobeyed the affidavit given by the Additional Advocate General by not paying the increment to the Petitioner, therefore this Court is aggrieved at the reprehensible conduct of the Respondents.” and expresses dismay and accordingly believes that it is bailable for Sanjay Kumar, who is posted as Additional Chief Secretary (Revenue) and the then District Magistrate and presently Secretary (Finance), Government of Uttar Pradesh, to appear before this Court on 15th November. There is a right case for issuance of warrant.


The state government, which reached the apex court to save its top officials from arrest, could not get any relief and Chief Justice NV Raman said, “You deserve this. Even more K.” The bench also includes Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli. The bench said, “What are you arguing here in this matter. The High Court should have ordered the arrest by now. We feel that more severe punishment should have been given. The High Court has been lenient with you. Watch your behavior. You are withholding the amount of an employee’s increment. You have no respect for the court. These additional chief secretaries seem to be very arrogant.

Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati, appearing for the officers, submitted that the service of petitioner Bhuvneshwar Prasad Tiwari has been regularized as ‘Recovery Amin’ and his juniors who were regularized before him have been removed. Now only the matter of payment of increment remains. He urged the bench to take a soft stand in the matter. An annoyed CJI said, “It is all on record and we are not saying anything which is not on record. Look it up Despite the order of the court, the Additional Chief Secretary says that I will not give age relaxation.


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