IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT MADRAS DATE: 23-12-2010 CORAM THE HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE M.JAICHANDREN Writ Petition No.29745 of 2010 S.S.Ramya .... Petitioner ....Vs..... The Regional Passpost Officer Shastri Bhavan Chennai. .... Respondent Prayer: Writ Petition filed under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, for issuance of a Writ of Mandamus, directing the respondent to pass appropriate orders on the petitioner's reply dated 28.10.2010 on merits and to issue passport to the petitioner in respect of the application No.P/000946/2010 in F.No.:POL/BF/0037/2010, dated 25.03.2010 expeditiously. For Petitioner : Mr.B.Nedunchezhiyan For Respondents : Mr.S.Thiruvengadam O R D E R
Heard the learned counsel for the petitioner, as well as the learned counsel for the respondents.
2. At this stage of the hearing of the writ petition, the learned counsel appearing on behalf of the petitioner had submitted that it would suffice, if the respondent is directed to dispose of the representation, dated 28.10.2010, on merits and in accordance with law, within a specified period.
3. The learned counsel appearing on behalf of the respondents, has no objection for such an order being passed by this Court.
4. In view of the submissions made by the learned counsels appearing on either side, the respondent is directed to dispose of the representation, dated 28.10.2010, on merits and in accordance with law, within a period of fifteen days from the date of receipt of a copy of this order. The petitioner is directed to furnish a copy of the representation, dated 28.10.2010, to the respondent, along with a copy of this order. However, it is made clear that this Court, by this order, has not expressed any opinion on the merits of the matter.
This Writ Petition is disposed of, with the above directions. No costs.
The Regional Passpost Officer
Writ Petition No.29745 of 2010