Cuttack: Orissa High court schedules next hearing of the popular Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) illegal recruitment drive case on March 29.
As per the previous schedule, on Thursday a bench formed by Chief Justice Vineet Saran and Justice Bidyut Ranjan Sarangi trialed the case hearing of the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) registered by Journalist Pradip Sahoo in 2003 and led by Advocate Rai Charan Patnaik.
Earlier on April 3 2014, HC had ordered the State Housing Corporation and Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) to probe into unlawful recruitment drive and to submit its report within 7 weeks. Govind Rajan Mathivatnan, the Principal Secretary of the department on January 27, 2015 submitted an affidavit before the Court accordingly.
According to the submitted affidavit, CMC had illegally recruited 117 employees between 1996-97 and 157 persons appointed during 1997-98.