Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
»
1-min read

Madhya Pradesh HC Asks Govt official to Plant Saplings for Contempt of Court

The court was hearing a contempt petition against chief engineer S K Andhwan for not implementing a direction to appoint a person on compassionate grounds, said petitioner's lawyer Vipin Yadav

PTI

Updated:July 31, 2019, 9:32 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Madhya Pradesh HC Asks Govt official to Plant Saplings for Contempt of Court
representative image
Loading...

Jabalpur: The Madhya Pradesh High Court has directed the chief engineer of the state public health engineering (PHE) department to plant 200 saplings in 15 days for not complying with an order. Not only does the engineer has to plant saplings, but he must also take care of them for three years, the court said.

The court was hearing a contempt petition against chief engineer S K Andhwan for not implementing a direction to appoint a person on compassionate grounds, said petitioner's lawyer Vipin Yadav. The court asked Andhwan to plant saplings within 15 days and take care of them for three years, he said.

A division bench of Justices J K Maheshwari and Anjuli Palo also asked the PHE department to give a job to Ashish Awasthi, the petitioner.

Awasthi had applied for a job after the death of his father Om Prakash Awasthi, who worked as contingency worker in the PHE department in 2014.

The department paid a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the family but refused to give job to Ashish, his lawyer said. He then moved the high court, but a single judge dismissed the plea.

Awasthi filed an appeal, and the division bench directed the PHE department to consider his claim within six months, advocate Yadav said.

He filed a contempt petition as he was not given the appointment letter despite the court order, the lawyer said.

On July 8, the judges held the chief engineer guilty of contempt of court.

On Tuesday, it disposed of the petition by asking the engineer to plant saplings by way of punishment.

The PHE department said Awasthi will have to deposit Rs 2 lakh for getting the appointment letter. The court directed Awasthi to deposit the amount within six months, advocate Yadav added.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results