SC stays contempt proceedings towards Union minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

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 yr order on cost 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 Schooling.

The Uttarakhand Excessive Court docket had on Might three final yr ordered the previous chief ministers of the state to pay market lease for your entire 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 each one quantity due and payable in the direction of facilities comparable to electrical energy, water, petrol, oil and lubricants offered 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 stated that the quantity shall be intimated to the previous chief ministers, who shall inside six months from the date of such intimation, pay the stated quantity to the state authorities.

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

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

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