New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a Delhi High Court order, which asked the Delhi government to ensure that private schools fill the backlog of unfilled seats for economically weaker sections (EWS) in a phased manner in the next five years.
Senior advocate Shyam Divan, representing the petitioner, contended before a bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul that the high court order was passed on a letter patent appeal (LPA), at the behest of a person who was not a party before the single judge.
As Justice Kaul asked Divan how did the appeal come about, Divan replied that a limited notice was issued in the LPA, and added that the high court’s division bench from a limited notice, passed an extensive order with such far-reaching consequences Justice Kaul wondered how the appellant, who was not a party before the single judge, could have intervened at the stage of LPA.
The bench, also comprising Justice M.M. Sundresh, said: “There may be a problem regarding filling up seats. But who are you to come before the division bench?”
The bench noted that the high court had treated the LPA proceedings like a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) and passed the order. “My conscience is shocked by this order, that is all,” said Justice Kaul.
After hearing arguments, the bench said: “Issue notice. Learned counsel for the respondent Nos 1 and 4 and 2 & 3 accept the notice. A counter affidavit is filed within two weeks as prayed for. Rejoinder affidavit is filed within two weeks thereafter. In the meantime, there shall be a stay of the impugned order(s) as also further proceedings”.
Hyderabad: A local court on Thursday sentenced and convicted a man to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs. 500 for sexually assaulting his daughter at Jeedimetla.
The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain a miscellaneous application (MA) seeking enforcement of its guidelines for state-imposed internet shutdowns.
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (Hydnow): Bellampalli Municipal chairperson Jakkula Shwetha quit the BRS and joined the Congress in Hyderabad on Thursday.
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (Hydnow): Telugu Desam Party President and former Chief Minister N.chandrababu Naidu congratulated the Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy and wished that Revanth Reddy would provide good governance to the people in the public government.
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (Hydnow): Minister for Civil Supplies, Jupally Krishna Rao said he will come closer to the people with Praja Darbar.