Rs 10 K Penalty Imposed for Frivolous PIL

Published: 03rd March 2016 04:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd March 2016 04:33 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: A passer-by, who witnessed the agitation of nurses at Teynampet on February 4 and 5 and filed a PIL praying for a direction to the Director of Medical and Rural Services to hold counseling for nurses afresh as per a GO dated November 20, 2007, was slapped with a cost of Rs 10,000 for raking up the issue without any knowledge about the same and insisting adjudication on his PIL.

The issue pertaining to the implementation of the 2007 GO is nothing but a service dispute between the authorities and the nurses. The petitioner, a passer-by and a farmer, knows nothing about this subject, said the bench. It also  observed that it could not let the matter end at this as it was finding filing of PILs daily, either motivated or for publicity. The court’s precious time is wasted. There has to be a value for judicial time and such wastage must invite appropriate costs, the bench added and dismissed the petition with a cost of Rs 10,000.

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