Notice issued on PIL against parl. secys. and advisors
Dimapur, Sep. 19 (EMN): The Division Bench of the Gauhati High Court has on September 18 issued notice of motion the respondents in the PIL filed by the Nagaland Tribes Council against the appointment of Parliamentary Secretaries and Advisors by the Chief Minister.
A press release from the tribes body informed on Tuesday that case was heard at the division bench by , Chief Justice Shri Ajit Singh and Justice Shri Manojit Bhuyan and after hearing the learned Advocates S. Dutta and NN Jamir the court “has issued notice of Motion to the respondents made returnable within 6 weeks”.
The press release further states that the in the State of Nagaland, the Chief Minister have been appointing Advisors and Parliamentary Secretaries since 2005 in “total violation of Article 164 (IA) of the constitution of India and in absolute distortion of the Nagaland Rules of Executives Business, 1980”.
It therefore stated that the Chief Minister has no authority and power to administer Oath of Secrecy within the ambit and parameter of the Constitution of India and so the administering of oath of secrecy by Shri TR Zeliang, CM of Nagaland to 9 advisors and 26 parliamentary secretaries on 25th of July, 2017 was per se illegal and unconstitutional.
It further added that the “unconstitutional appointment”of advisors and parliamentary secretaries has heavy financial burden on the state ex-chequer which is “unnecessary, unfair and unreasonable”.