New Delhi, Nov 16 (UNI) The Supreme Court today warned the Uttar Pradesh education secretary Pankaj Aggarwal and special secretary (law) of state Public Service Commission Arun Prakash that heavy cost would be imposed on them if they were found guilty of misleading the court.
A bench comprising Justices S B Sinha and Lokeshwar Singh Panta issued the warning during the hearing of the petition filed by Anil Kumar Shahi and others seeking directions to the state government to appoint those who had qualified for provincial educational services (PES) during the period 1997 to 1999.
There are 372 such candidates against more than 900 vacancies in the state education department, according to the petitioners.
The apex court directed the two state government officials to explain the correct position to the court by November 19, the next date of hearing.
The state government had not been coming out with the exact number of the vacancies despite the directions of the apex court issued from time to time.