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Friday, 24 May 2024 10.40 AM IST

SC chides state govt for not implementing order to appoint teachers and to reinstate nursing officer of Kozhikode MCH


NEW DELHI/ KOZHIKODE: The Supreme Court issued a stern warning to the government for not complying with the order to appoint four Malayalam teachers in Wayanad. On the other hand, even after five days of the High Court order, the state government did not reinstate Senior Nursing Officer Anitha of Kozhikode Medical College.

Supreme Court Justices Vikram Nath and Satheesh Chandra Sharma warned that if the order is not implemented, Rani George, the Principal Secretary of the General Education Department and others will have to go to jail.

Minister Veena George said that the High Court order was not implemented because of a lapse from Anitha's part. Anitha asked minister to clarify what the fallacy is.

The Supreme Court was hearing the contempt petition filed by PS Avinash, a resident of Kalpetta and others. It will be heard again on April 10. An appointment order should be issued by then.

It was ordered in October 2023 that the appointment of the four persons on the list under the PSC notification of 2017 should be done within one month. The government filed a review petition but it was dismissed. Later, a contempt petition was filed as there was no appointment. Apart from Rani George, Director of General Education S Shanavas and Wayanad DDE Saseendra Vyas are the opposing parties.

Revenge for standing by the victim: Anitha

PB Anitha said that she was not allowed back to work as a revenge for standing with the woman, who was abused in the medical college ICU. Anitha's strike to re-enter work has passed for four days. The High Court order canceling the transfer to Idukki came on April 1. The authorities said that the director of medical education should be instructed to enter the job. Anitha filed a case for contempt of court but the government moved to approach the court against the order.

On March 18, 2023, a woman who had undergone thyroid surgery was molested by an attendant named Saseendran. The said woman complained that five employees threatened her to withdraw the complaint. Anitha reported these five people, who were suspended. Anitha was also threatened by a NGO union leader. She was transferred after that. However, the recommendation of the inquiry report to take action against the superintendent and chief nursing officer was not implemented.

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