HC dismisses Goa University professor’s plea

PANAJI: The High Court of Bombay at Goa in its judgment in the petition filed by Mr Aureliano Fernandes, reader and head of department of Political Science at Goa University (under order of dismissal from service) has said that having dealt with all the submissions of the petitioner and finding that both the orders, namely,

of the Disciplinary Authority and that of the Appellate Authority cannot be termed as illegal, irrational, perverse nor can the conduct of the inquiry be held to be vitiated by breach of principles of natural justice and the service rules, we are of the opinion that there is no merit in this writ petition.

This writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India was directed against the order dated May 10, 2010, of the Executive Council of the Goa University (Disciplinary Authority) imposing major penalty of dismissal from service under Rule 11(ix) of the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965. The petitioner had also prayed for quashing and setting aside the order passed by the Appellate Authorities dated June 25, 2011 and
April 19, 2011.