“In the past it was very proud to say that the degree was obtained at the University of Madras and that it was once considered a valuable degree. Whether such a reputation exists today is a million dollar question, ”said a division bench of Judge S Vaidyanathan and Judge AA Nakkiran.
“It is relevant to mention here that appropriate disciplinary proceedings for the death penalty must be initiated against officials so as not to maintain absolute integrity and dedication, which is unworthy of a member of the service,” the court added.
“These irresponsible officials should be removed from their posts and their misconduct recorded in their service register, so that their promotions and other benefits should be deprived,” the court said.
The court made the observations while allowing an appeal brought by the university challenging an order made by a single judge of the court dated October 23, 2017. The single judge had ordered the promotion of a technical manager as assistant librarian . The petitioner stated that he was voluntarily refused a promotion to accommodate his cadets.