Breaking News Delhi HC pulls up Kejriwal govt for its lethargic...

Delhi HC pulls up Kejriwal govt for its lethargic attitude in giving forest clearance for completion of 100-bedded hospital in Najafgarh

-

New Delhi Sept 15 (ILNS) The Delhi High Court, on Wednesday, pulled up the state Government over its ‘lethargic’ attitude in giving forest clearance for completion of a 100-bedded hospital unit in the Najafgarh area of the national capital.
The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice D.N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh, was hearing a plea by a lawyer Rajesh Kaushik seeking completion of the project of establishment of 100-bedded hospital at Najafgarh in Delhi, the foundation stone for which was laid way back in the year 2014.
The Central Government Counsel Anurag Ahluwalia informed the Bench that 80% of the construction has already been done. “The only bottleneck is the permission to be given by the Forest Department of the GNCTD, which is being pending since December 2018,” he added.
He submitted that the Centre is writing continuously to the Delhi Government seeking permission for transplantation of trees, but no reply has been received yet from the Delhi Government. 
The Delhi Government, however, sought time to seek instructions and to file a response. 
In light of the above, the Bench, while granting time as prayed for, directed the Delhi Government to file a response, pointing out the least possible time within which permissions/sanctions, as required to be given under law as required by the Centre, shall be granted by them. 
The Bench stated thus:“It is a misfortune for the public at large that 100-bedded hospital could not be completed because of lethargic approach on part of the Government of NCT of Delhi. Union of India is writing letters after letters and no reply has been given by the Government of NCT Delhi, nor any counter-affidavit has been filed in the writ petition.”


The Bench orally asked the Delhi Government to take a call in the matter at the earliest. “You can’t sit tight upon the matters….You do as per law keeping in mind the welfare of the public at large,” remarked the Bench. The matter is posted for November 8, 2021.

Filed by one Rajesh Kaushik, through Advocates Sameer Chandra and Kuldeep Singh, the plea points out that the decision to establish the National Institute of Paramedical Sciences at Najafgarh area in Delhi, was taken in the year 2011-2012. However, the Cabinet approved only for the establishment of a 100-bedded hospital at the said area, and accordingly the work was started.
The plea further points out that though the building of the hospital seems to been completed since long, yet it has not been made operational.The petitioner urged for completion of the project before the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic hits the nation so that residents of over 73 villages spread across the area could be benefited to avail their right to get good medical care./ILNS/KR/SNG

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Delhi HC pulls up Kejriwal govt for its lethargic attitude in giving forest clearance for completion of 100-bedded hospital in Najafgarh

New Delhi Sept 15 (ILNS) The Delhi High Court, on Wednesday, pulled up the state Government over...

NGT forms five member committee to check the legality of construction raised by Omex Ltd and other developers in “The Lake” and other projects...

New Delhi, Sept 15, (ILNS) The National Green Tribunal -principal bench on Monday constituted a five-member joint Committee...

Allahabad HC upholds single judge order, paving way for recruitment of 68,500 assistant teachers in Uttar Pradesh

Allahabad Sept 15 (ILNS) The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday, refused to interfere with the decision of...

Telangana moves Supreme Court against HC order banning immersion of Ganesh idols made of POP in Hussain Sagar lake, other water bodies

New Delhi Sept 15 (ILNS) The Centre on Wednesday mentioned a matter before the Supreme Court...

Sewage Treatment Plant being constructed at Gautam Nagar will not cause any inconvenience to residents: AIMS assures Delhi HC

New Delhi Sept 15 (ILNS) After the All India Institute of Medical Sciences assured that sewage treatment...

MP HC disposes Plea to inquire misappropriation of money in the Municipal Corporation, Rewa as no sufficient grounds

Bhopal Sept 15 (ILNS) The Madhya Pradesh High Court recently, disposed of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL),...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you