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HC seeks govt explanation on Pillai’s appointment

HC seeks govt explanation on Pillai’s appointment

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Monday sought an explanation from the State government on a plea challenging the appointment of Kerala Congress (B) chief R BalakrishnaPillai as the chairman of the newly constituted Kerala State Welfare Corporation for Forward Communities (KSWCFC).

The PIL argued that Pillai cannot head the KSWCFC-registered under Companies Act, 1956. The act disqualified him since he was convicted and had undergone imprisonment in a corruption case with moral turpitude. The KC (B) chairman was convicted in the Idamalayar dam graft case.

The court has given three weeks period to the government to submit its explanation.

The State government, on July 23, had appointed Pillai the chairman of the KSWCFC-or the forward commission-with cabinet rank, and accorded executive power to him.

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