Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Significant Direction of The Apex Court to Defaulting States like Gujarat, Delhi, Orrissa and others

The Supreme Court of India has passed a significant direction, in respect of the the defaulting states like AP, Delhi, Gujarat, West Bengal, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Assam and Goa, for failing to set up special CBI courts to tackle corruption despite the Prime Minister's directive to this effect, since July 2009, while dealing with an appeal filed by the CBI, challenging a Gujarat High Court order which had stayed the transfer of an agency official probing certain tax evasion case by oil companies in the state.A bench of Hon. Justices Mr. GS Singhvi and Mr. SD Mukhopdhyaya of the Apex Court has recently observed that " Should we take it that the states are not interested in eradicating corruption when the highest political executive the Hon'ble Prime Minister himself has been very keen to eradicate it. if defaulting states fails to file proper replies and take steps for notifying CBI courts, their chief secretaries will have to appear in person "at their own costs"

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  1. A bench of Justices GS Singhvi and SD Mukhopadhyaya has granted eight weeks to the eight defaulting states, including Gujarat, Delhi, AP, Orrissa, WB, Chhattisghar etc to set up the special courts as majority of the cases pertaining to corruption and criminal misconduct related to public servants.

    "Majority of cases taken by special courts involves cases of public servants. The prime minister's letter is thrown into the dustbin. It is an unfortunate scenario that only under the threat of contempt they (states) take decisions. Chief secretaries are supposed to take administrative decisions, but they do not take decisions on such important issues," the apex court said


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