BENGALURU: The High Court on Thursday stayed the blacklisting of 13 civil contractors by the BBMP.
Hearing a petition filed by contractor G S Shivaswamy and 12 others, Justice Anand Byrareddy stayed the office note dated November 16, 2015 issued by the BBMP to blacklist the contractors.
The note was issued by the Chief Engineer (Project-Central) and Registration Officer of BBMP directing for blacklisting of 13 civil contractors who undertake civil works of the civic body.
As many as 32 civil contractors were blacklisted with regard to the alleged misappropriation in respect of execution of various civil works and release of funds at Malleswaram, Gandhinagar and Rajarajeshwari Nagar divisions of BBMP between 2008 and 2011.
FDT at 8 per cent on Sale of Minerals: The High Court on Thursday held that the state legislature is fully competent to levy eight percent Forest Development Tax (FDT) on sale of minerals as forest produce and not 12 percent which is being collected. A division bench pronounced the judgment reserved on a batch of petitions challenging the notifications issued in 2008 to collect the 12 per cent FDT.