The division bench said recruitment for FSO should be done soon
A Division bench of the Hyderabad High Court comprising Acting Chief Justice Dilip B. Bhosale and Justice P. Naveen Rao on Wednesday took on record the submission made by the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments that they had taken steps to fill the posts of Food Safety Officer (FSO) and felt that the respective service commissions would expedite the recruitment process.
The bench was dealing with the cases pertaining to usage of carbide gas for ripening fruits and its damage to health of citizens.
On Wednesday morning Poonam Malakondiah, Principal Secretary to the Medical Department of the AP government, appeared in person and submitted proceedings.
As per these proceedings, the AP government had announced nine assistant food controllers, 26 food safety officers, 13 office superintendents and 13 junior assistant which were vacant in 13 districts of AP.
The APPSC had been asked to fill the posts. Similar submission was made by the Telangan government. The bench took on record the submissions made the two State governments.
The bench felt that the recruitment be done expeditiously within three months and the number of posts increased, as health of the citizens was involved.
The case would be listed after three weeks.