Supreme Court Refuses to Interfere With Justice Dharmadhikari Committee Report

In the dispute relating to distribution of personnel between the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporations, the supreme bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and MR Shah, has held that the allocation made by the One-man Committee of former Supreme Court judge, Justice D.M. Dharmadhikari is final and that the said allocation cannot be challenged by any employee or officer or any utility before any forum.

After the division of the erstwhile State of Andhra Pradesh into two States, namely, the State of Telangana and the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh by Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, the power utilities of Telangana unilaterally relieved 1157 employees working with power utilities of Telangana to join in respective power utilities of Andhra Pradesh.

The High Court allowed the writ petitions, set aside the impugned action of power utilities of Telangana relieving 1157 employees and issued further directions.
Telangana Power Generation Corporation Limited filed moved the Supreme Court against the judgment of the High Court. Supreme Court upheld the order of the High Court, however, noticing that two States have not been able to arrive at any consensus, it, with the agreement of the parties entrusted the task to One-Man Committee of Justice Dharmadhikari.

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