In what could be termed as another setback to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, he was in for another shock judgement from the High Court of AP. His favourite and most prestigious project for the state government, Jaganna Vidya Deevena scheme’s money reimbursement methodology has once again been questioned and asked to follow earlier means!
The High Court has struck down a review petition filed by the government on the Jaganna Vidya Deevena scheme. The High Court had earlier struck down government orders to deposit cash in mothers’ accounts. The government has filed a review petition against the verdict. Advocate General Sriram argued on behalf of the government. Private owners, on the other hand, have moved to court to challenge government orders. Advocates Vijay and Venkata Ramana argued on behalf of the private owners.
The Krishna Devaraya varsity Association had earlier filed a challenge petition on the deposit of funds in the mothers’ account on behalf of the private owners. After hearing the arguments of both parties, Justice Kongara Vijaya Lakshmi passed the final judgment on the bench’s review petition. It directed that the money given under the Vidya Deevena scheme should be credited to the educational institutions rather than in the accounts of the mothers.
The High Court, which conducted the hearing, quashed the orders of the government. It remains to be seen how the AP government will move forward on the latest verdict. Will the CM follow the orders of High Court or will he seek to go for appeal once again? According to sources at the CMO, Jagan was in mood to go for appeal once again and disburse amounts to mothers as per his directive!