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The News Minute| November 15, 2014| 12.50 am IST A gazette notification announcing former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s disqualification from contesting elections and holding public office for the next ten years by Tamil Nadu Assembly secretary might have just caused him his job. AMP Jamaludeen, the TN assembly secretary issued a clearly worded gazette notification announcing the disqualification post conviction however,this has not gone down well with the ruling AIADMK party. Post the notification , the speaker has been asked to leave his post. Jamaludeen had retired from government service in May 2012, but was gien a five year extension extension with the new government, reported Times of India. Extending his service was improper, but forcing him to quit for sticking to his duties is abusing power, said a bureaucrat according to Times of India. Jamaludeen's notification dated November 8 read, "Consequent upon the conviction of J Jayalalithaa, MLA, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, she stands disqualified from being a member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from the date of conviction for the period of her sentence and shall continue to be disqualified for a period of six years (after her release as per) Section 8 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951." The notification elaborated on the four year sentence awarded to the leader with a fine of Rs. 100 crore saying that if found faulting, she would undergo an additional one year’s imprisonment. Also, she has been sentenced under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 with a fine of Rs. 1 lakh which if not paid will extend the imprisonment for another month, said TOI. According to an official, the secretary needn't have explained in detail the sentence accorded to the AIADMK leader, said the report. Sources in the Chief Minister’s office who spoke to The News Minute still deny reports of letting the secretary go saying that it wasn't true. However, this was said in spite of other sources at the Secretariat telling TNM that Jamaludeen bid adieu to people working there after being asked to leave. Read Jayalalithaa disqualified from contesting elections for ten years, notification issued

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