• search

SC sets aside cancellation of PPSC appointments

By Staff
Subscribe to Oneindia News

New Delhi, May 3 : The Supreme Court today set aside a Punjab and Haryana High Court judgement, cancelling all appointments made by Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) during the tenure of its chairman Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu.

A bench comprising Justice S B Sinha and Justice Dalveer Bhandari referred the matter back to the High Court directing it to appoint two separate committees, one to eaxmine the executive action and the other to examine the judicial aspect of the controversy.

The court directed the High Court to decide the matter afresh after receiving the reports of the two committees.

Sidhu was appointed PPSC chairman during the tenure of former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal. Sidhu had made over 3,000 appointments during 1997-2002.

He was removed from the post of PPSC chairman after the scandal came to light and it was found that he had made these appointments in gross violation of the PPSC rules and law by taking bribe.

Sidhu was arrested and later released on bail. Huge sum of money was recovered from his possession during raids along with lot of incriminating documents.

Today's judgment came on a bunch of petitions filed by Inderjit Singh Kahlon and others, whose appointments were also cancelled by the impugned High Court judgement of May 2003.

UNI

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more