Supreme Court, asks Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, to take appropriate steps to clear garbage

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has asked the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi to make a collaborative effort with the help of civil society and resident welfare associations to clear Delhi of its garbage.

A three-judge Bench led by Justice Madan B. Lokur turned to the LG after, in a previous hearing, voicing its exasperation at how garbage is dumped outside the homes of underprivileged families. Justice Lokur had even challenged authorities to dump rubbish outside the Raj Niwas, the official residence of the LG.

Earlier The office of LG and Delhi government told a bench comprising justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta that municipal corporations have the responsibility to deal with the issue of solid waste management. “This is nothing but passing on the buck,” an anguished bench said. The bench also termed as “utopian” the ‘state policy on solid waste management strategy’ which has been framed by the LG office and observed that perhaps it would be impossible to implement as the East Delhi Municipal Corporation and the North Delhi Municipal Corporation don’t have funds to carry out their day-to-day affairs.

Centre pay back to Supreme Court, to Refrain from Making Comments

DELHI: The Central government hit back to Supreme Court after the Apex Court asked the government’s opinion multiple times while hearing PIL’s.

The government told The Supreme Court that it should refrain from making remarks against the governance since India as a country has major problems and the court while dealing with one issue should think from government’s opinion.

The centre give back after reproached multiple times recently by a bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur while hearing PILs.

Appearing for the government, Attorney General KK Venugopal made references to the newspaper headlines based on the observations made by this bench, and said that judges may not know every aspect of every problem when they choose to make comments on the government.

Days after days I have been reading your observations. But a judge may not be knowing all aspects of all the problems,” he said to the bench comprising of Justice Madan B Lokur, Justices SA Nazeer and Deepak Gupta.

The top court said it was at least “solving problems”  and was in no way “criticising the government.