The court observed that the committee’s orders were binding on municipal employees.
Mumbai: The Bombay high court Friday asked the Mira-Bhayandar municipal commissioner to explain why he had not followed the orders of the standing committee. The court observed that the committee’s orders were binding on municipal employees.
A division bench of Justice Ranjit More and Justice N.J. Jamadar was hearing a petition filed by Satish Babulal Gangurde, who was selected as a fire brigade jawan but his appointment was rejected by the municipal commissioner on grounds that he had not completed his course from a government-recognised institution.
While the commissioner was unwilling to recruit the petitioner, his appointment had been approved in the standing committee and general body meeting.
The court noted that the municipal commissioner was duty bound to comply with the order of the standing committee passed in the exercise of its statutory powers.