Girish S.N| I.A.S| assumes power|self style judge|High Court|Odishabulletin
Girish S.N, I.A.S assumes the power of being a self style Judge of High Court.I.A.S babu in Odisha believe more in their personal assistance from P.A or a coterie .But Girish S.N ,I.A.S appears to be one among the fortunate officers in the cadre who managed to be maneuvered his posting in and around Cuttack and Angul .
Girish S.N being an I.A.S does believe and depend upon his sub-ordinates to prepare his drafting ,may it be of his quashi judicial work or administration; and he appears to enjoy the glamorous moment in an evacuating state of mind, persons in the corridor of Cuttack Collectorate comment.
Instance is such ,in the appointment of Asha and Asha Sathi under Janai Suraksha Yojan,the District Collector does not acquire any statutory role other than district supervisory head ;but when a matter came before Hon’ble High Court of Orissa in W.P.(C) no.10970/2013 ,the Hon’ble Bench in the stage of admission of the case ,directed the Collector ,Cuttack to examine the matter strictly in accordance with law adhering to the basic principle of natural justice and upon being so directed ,the Collector ,Cuttack Mr.Girish S.N having not examined the provision of law for his limited role in the case referred to nor having given weightage to the party at whom his sword is aiming at has constituted a court in judicial site and by means of his supervisory sword ,he appears to have acted as if holding a writ court of higher judiciary and while disposing of the case referred to has worded his disposal of the case comparing himself with the judges of high court ,quoting the same ,it conclude as ,“Taking into account the case story ,examination,cross-examination the petitioner,O.P-5 and Medical Officer I am of the opinion that the case of the Op.5 for selection of Asha as well as Asha Sathi is liable to be quashed.”
In the given case ,the direction by the Hon’ble high court has not empowered the collector to constitute a Court with judicial process ,only an action under his supervisory capacity was therein contemplated; but the Collector wild in power searching has assumed himself as a Judge and taken up the issue under reference as if a court having jurisdiction and thereby quashed the appointment of a party who has been taken into role of the Govt 8 years back and she not being declared as selected for Asha Sathi has also quashed her anticipated selection for Asha Sathi.
More particularly,the Collector has dared passing his questionable order of Quashing marching over to directions of the Hon’ble High Court of Orissa passed in W.P.(C) no. 22525/2013 dtd 24.01.2014 and 2850/2014 dtd 13.02.2014.
The attempt of the Collector,Cuttack ,Girish S.N is nothing but encroaching upon the domain of judicial forum and the given case is a glaring example which not only shows the inefficiency of the collector but shows his impetuous conduct to over reach the orders of the Hon’ble High Court of Orissa and thereby an action under Contempt of Courts Act is contemplated,legal experts suggest.