A notice has been issued to the Central Government and Central Board of Secondary Education on a plea challenging the appointment of the CBSE chairman.
The High Court division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath issued the notice stating it will sought a fitting response from the Union Human Resource Development Ministry, Public Grievances and Pensions Ministry and CBSE chairperson Satbir Bedi on the plea by September 29.
The plea filed by the Independent Schools Federation of India alleges that the appointment is contrary to the rules of recruitment of officials.
It aims at quashing the order dated December 4 by which the controlling authority entrusted additional charge to Bedi on the post of chairman of CBSE, which was made without getting approval of the appointment committee of the cabinet.
The controlling authority is facing the wrath as the it made temporary arrangement for carrying on the duties of the office of chairman CBSE till the regular appointment. According to the recruitment rules, even temporary arrangements are subject to approval from the ACC, which permits the secretary CBSE to perform duties until permanency of the chairman.
The plea sought appropriate urgent steps to make regular appointment on the post of chairman of CBSE strictly in accordance with constitutional mandate and recruitment rules.