SC stays contempt proceedings against Union minister Ramesh Pokhriyal- The New Indian Express

SC stays contempt proceedings towards Union minister Ramesh Pokhriyal- The New Indian Categorical

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court docket on Monday stayed the contempt proceedings initiated towards Union minister Ramesh Pokhriyal for alleged non-compliance of the Uttarakhand Excessive Court docket’s final 12 months order on fee of lease by former chief ministers of the state for occupying authorities lodging.

A bench headed by Justice R F Nariman stayed the contempt proceedings on a plea filed by the Union minister of Training.

The Uttarakhand Excessive Court docket had on Could three final 12 months ordered the previous chief ministers of the state to pay market lease for the complete interval they continued to occupy authorities lodging since demitting workplace.

The excessive court docket had declared all authorities orders from 2001 offering housing and different services to former chief ministers within the state as unlawful and unconstitutional.

The court docket had directed that every one quantity due and payable in the direction of facilities resembling electrical energy, water, petrol, oil and lubricants supplied by the state to the previous chief ministers shall be computed by the state authorities inside 4 months from the date of receipt of the copy of the order.

It had additionally mentioned that the quantity shall be intimated to the previous chief ministers, who shall inside six months from the date of such intimation, pay the mentioned quantity to the state authorities.

The excessive court docket had handed the order on a plea by a Dehradun-based NGO.

After the final 12 months’s order, the NGO had filed a plea within the excessive court docket alleging non-compliance of the order.

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