Suryadevara deputation case: Centre, Delhi Govt. to file replies in Delhi HC

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 17(ANI): The Centre and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi Government will on Tuesday file their replies in the Delhi High Court in connection with the Delhi Assembly Secretary Prasanna Kumar Suryadevara deputation controversy case. Earlier, the Delhi High Court had both to amicably resolve the issue of continuation of deputation of Suryadevara, within 10 days. The court issued notice to the Centre, the bureaucrat and the Delhi Government and sought their replies. Suryadevara, originally an officer of Newsreader-cum- Translator (Telugu) cadre, was appointed to the post of Delhi Assembly Secretary last July for a year. However, Prasar Bharati expressed inability to extend the deputation and asked the Delhi Government to repatriate him, saying it was in dire need of experienced professionals. Then Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung had issued an order to repatriate Suryadevara, after which Speaker Delhi assembly Ram Niwas Goel had approached the Delhi High Court and filed the writ petition. Goel, in his plea, also challenged the memorandums issued by AIR to Suryadevara directing him to join his parent organisation immediately, failing which he would be treated to be on "unauthorised absence". The bureaucrat, who has served in the office of the Lok Sabha Speaker for five years and that of the Rajya Sabha Chairman for over six years, was appointed to the post of Delhi Assembly Secretary in July 2015 for a year, on expiry of which AIR had directed him to return. (ANI)