HC orders attachment of Collectorate furniture
A single-judge bench of the High Court on Wednesday vacated a stay and ordered attachments of movable property in the Warangal District Collectorate.
The Collector said no one brought the ELTA issue and the court case to her notice. However, she said as per the court directions the district administration was preparing to pay the amount to ELTA.
Judge Ravikumar directed the Warangal II Additional Senior Principal Court to implement its verdict saying that the stay on the seizure has been vacated. According to the prosecution, the then district administration had ordered English Language Teachers’ Association (ELTA) founder B Komuraiah to train 400 government teachers so that they could teach in English medium in government schools. ELTA had entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (present Rajiv Vidya Mission) in 2006.
After 12 days of training, the district administration had failed to settle the amount to ELTA as mentioned in the agreement. Then, the association approached the II Additional Senior Principal Court in Warangal. The court, in turn, had directed the district administration to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to ELTA as per the MoU. The then district administration had ignored the order and failed to submit the original documents in the Warangal court.
However, the Senior Principal Court had ordered to pay the amount to ELTA. Following the Warangal court verdict, the district administration had approached the High Court in 2010. After several hearings, the Judge Ravikumar on Wednesday ordered the II Additional Senior Principal Court to seize the movable furniture in the Collector’s chamber. Based on the High Court order, government prosecutor Someshwar and attendant Sattar handed over the orders to District Collector Vakati Karuna.
Responding to the court orders, the Collector said that the Joint Collector and Revenue Divisional Officers have been directed to pay the amount. The Collector said no one brought the issue to her notice about the court case. However, she said as per the court directions the district administration was preparing to pay the amount to ELTA.