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From the High Court

The Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the state home secretary to file an affidavit before May 11 disclosing the time frame for remodelling state forensic laboratory,which has been functioning under “acute staff shortage”.

Written by Express News Service | Published: April 28, 2012 5:06:02 am

Remodelling forensic lab: Govt told to fix timeline

The Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the state home secretary to file an affidavit before May 11 disclosing the time frame for remodelling state forensic laboratory,which has been functioning under “acute staff shortage”. A counsel of the state government submitted a report to the Division Bench headed by Chief Justice Jaynarayan Patel stating that 26 posts of technical persons were lying vacant for a long time. Because of this,the forensic laboratory failed to supply reports in due time,the report stated. After going through the report,the Division Bench asked the home secretary to fast track the filling up of the vacant posts and the inform the high court before May 11.

‘CEO has to conduct students’ election’

Rejecting the application of the chief electoral officer (CEO),the Calcutta High Court on Friday said that the CEO would have to conduct election in the colleges for the formation of the students’ union. On March 7,the high court directed the CEO to conduct election in the colleges,following which the CEO filed an application stating that it could not conduct election in the colleges according to the legal provisions of the EC. There were a lot of difficulties in holding students’ union election in colleges,he said.

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