Uttar Pradesh, Oct 14: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission’s (UPPSC) Chief Anil Kumar Yadav on Wednesday removed from his post following Allahabad High Court’s verdict. A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed challenging the appointment of Yadav as chairman of UPPSC.

According to the plea of the petitioner, Yadav’s integrity and sudden rise in designation was doubtful. Yadav was appointed by the state government as the Uttar Pradesh UPSC Chief. The petitioner also mentioned that Yadav who was a lecturer in an institution was later elevated as the Principal. He was then appointed as member do UPPSC in 2006 and then continued till 2012. After which he was appointed as the UPPSC Chief. The petition said that his sudden increase in stature during the Samajwadi Party’s regime was questionable. (Also Read- Over 15,000 qualify in civil services prelims exam: UPSC)

Reportedly, there are also criminal charges against Yadav, but UPPSC had filed a counter-affidavit claiming his innocence in the case. Most of the cases were registered during the 1980s. Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission is headed by the Chairman and comprises of eight other Members. All appointed by the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, in accordance with the provisions in Articles-316 to 319 of the constitution of India.

The judgement was to be passed on Tuesday but could not be concluded due to lack of time. The rest of the judgement was passed on Wednesday by a division bench comprising Chief Justice Dr Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud and Justice Yashwant Varma.