Direction issued on PIL by FGG; Bench seeks plans submitted by PCB & River Board
After hearing the counsel, the Division Bench issued notices to respondent authorities asking them to file their counters and adjourned the matter to the first week of January.
“It will be my endeavour to make our courts accessible to all sections of society and protect the interests of marginalised and underprivileged communities.
Some more judges are expected to be elevated from the Bar Association.
Later in the day, Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan gave a fond farewell to Justice Arup Kumar Goswami, who has been transferred as Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh.
The names were cleared by a collegium led by Chief Justice of India N V Ramana.
A senior judge of the Allahabad High Court, Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, was appointed as the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court on Saturday.
The apex court, which was hearing the Lakhimpur Kheri violence matter, termed the tweet 'very unfortunate' and said the media should verify the facts.
The Court also disposed of a PIL filed by advocate Sohan Mishra that had sought Covid-19 vaccination facility at the doorsteps of the section of the population in Odisha.
The court noted that it cannot be a silent spectator on the irregularities by the BBMP, and hence, requested the Lokayukta to conduct a thorough inquiry within a period of three months.
The petitioner also questioned the legality of Sections 108, 109 and 109A of Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act, which enable the government to enhance the property tax every year.
A division bench, comprising Chief Justice AK Goswami and Justice N Jayasurya, said not implementing the assurance given to pay the dues is not proper.
The court expected the collectors to ensure strict compliance with guidelines issued by the Supreme Court on a PIL seeking measures for the prevention of fatal accidents involving small children.
The bench directed the State government to extend within one month the relief/assistance in the form of agricultural input subsidy under the National Disaster Management Act, 2005 to all farmers.