New Delhi, November 23, : , Tuesday’s Delhi High Court hearing heard that the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government and other parties had to Reply to a petition challenging Dr Nimesh G.Desai’s extension of his Tenure as chief of the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences.The Delhi government was notified by a division bench headed by Justice D.N.Patel, Justice Jyoti Singh and placed the matter on hold for further hearing on December 23.
Tej Bahadur Sing had filed a petition claiming that respondents were acting illegally and in a very vulnerable manner, causing severe prejudice to the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences.
Adv Vijay Kumar, petitioner’s counsel, sought to halt the October 14 Resolution of IHBAS Executive Council (EC).This resolution allowed the Council to extend the term of the Director until he reaches 67.The Council also approved that the screening committee process be stopped from March 2022, which would have meant the Council could not select a new director.
This decision contradicts the affidavits of the respondents as well as the September 23rd 2021 order passed by this Court.
In the plea, respondents were also accused of clearly misleading the Court in seeking to determine the appropriate time to appoint a new Director.The Court has not yet decided on the merits.
The Court is unable to accept the October 14th order.
The petitioner also sought to stop the operation of the decision at the 58th meeting of the Executive Council, and issue direction to respondents to finish the selection process to fill the position of Director IHBAS as stated in the September 23 order.
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