Delhi High Court is disappointed with one page reply from Centre says, it's an important issue.
Panasam Akshara | Delhi HC | Jul 13, 2022
Delhi High Court expressed dissatisfaction about one page reply by centre to a plea seeking to declare PM CARES fund a state under constitution to ensure transparency in its functionality.Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad said it is an important issue and is not so simple and asked centre for detailed reply.The bench tells Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that,'You have filed a reply.Onr page to such important issue? It is only a one page reply nothing beyond it?? whatever the senior counsel is arguing it is no where in the reply'.In the reply filed last year centre said it is a trust and not of government and its funds are not included in the Consolidated Fund of India.An officer handling PM CARES fund said it's a trust that functions with transparency and CA from panel of Comptroller and Auditor General of India audits its funds.Irrespective of status under Constitution and RTI Act it is not permissible to disclose third party information,an official said Mehta told court that detailed reply given in similar petition by Samyal Gangwal and another detailed reply would be filed within three weeks as the court posted it for hearing on September 16.Gangwal's plea sought to declare PM CARES fund as state under Constitution Article 12 and directs to disclose audit reports time to time.He files another petition in 2020 asking to declare fund as public authority under RTI Act.Gangwal's lawyer Shyam Divan said the structure of fund is very destructive of good governance.If these kind is structures are allowed to stand under the roof of our system it may be in the future result in huge problem. Form Submission
Job Application NAME Panasam Akshara SELECT HC/SC Calcutta HC DATE Jul 13, 2022 HEAD LINE NOT MORE THN 100 LETTERS The prayer by bus operators to revise fares in view of hike in fuel prices: Calcutta High Court WRITE YOUR NEWS / ARTICLE Calcutta High Court directs transport secretary to consider within six weeks the prayer by bus operators to revise fares in the view of hike in fuel prices.Justice P Mukherjee and Justice Subhendu Samanta passed directions citing Sec 67 of the Motor Vehicle Act,1988 that gives State Government power for fixing economically competitive fares and freights.Asansol Minibus Association and all the Bengal Bus Samannoy Committee moved to high court seeking to revise the fares.The court,while disposing petition directs the appellants to make representation before state authorities.Counswl for the association,Mukul Lahiri submitted that state had revised fares in 2018.Lahiri pointed out how diesel prices spiraled to Rs 93 a litre since then.State advocate Amal Mukherjee opposed prayer saying that fare revision is a matter of policy decision by state government.Mukherjee held that such decision beyond the scope of the court's intervention.A single bench had earlier dismissed the association's petition.