Ranchi, Oct. 22: Jharkhand High Court issued notices today to the secretary of the youth affairs department, Vandana Dadel, and former secretary to Governor N.N. Sinha for failing to reinstate the State Youth Commission in violation of court orders.
Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh was hearing a contempt petition filed by Chandra Bhushan Kumar, a member of the youth commission, for non-compliance of the courtís order of June 28.
The commission was dissolved by Sinhaís order on February 8, 2013 when Jharkhand was under Presidentís Rule.
The youth commission was formed by former chief minister Arjun Munda on January 8 and was headed by Chandra Bhushan Kumar as chairman while Brajnesh Kumar Vidyarthi and Ashok Nag were appointed members.
While Kumar belongs to Ajsu, Vidyarthi is a BJP member and Nag a Ranchi University lecturer. After the youth commission was dissolved, Kumar moved the high court which passed an order on June 28 to restore it.
However, the government did not take any steps to reinstate the members of the commission after which Kumar filed his contempt petition.
Today, the court also dismissed a review petition filed by the state government pleading for a reversal of the June 28 order.
The state BJP unit has welcomed the decision of the high court and said that the review application of the government had been filed with malice.
In a press release issued by BJP media in-charge Savarmal Agarwal, the party said the commission was set up by the Munda government for the welfare and development of youth.
Now, that had been upheld by the high court, it added.