SC pulls up Ministry on Delhi sealing

SC pulls up Ministry on Delhi sealingNEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has pulled up the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for “stalling everything” and not coming out with a procedure for issuance of notice to defaulters who have carried out illegal constructions in Delhi.
The apex court said the ministry seeking two adjournments for bringing the agreed procedure was “too much” and the attitude of the authorities concerned was that “everybody is to be blamed except us”.

“Why is your ministry stalling everything? For an agreed procedure, two adjournments have been taken. What is this happening? This is too much,” a bench of justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta told Additional Solicitor General (ASG) A N S Nadkarni, appearing for the Centre.
When the ASG said deliberations were going on and the ministry was considering a rule book, the bench said, “We will see the rule book. Everybody here is for a boxing match”.
“Everybody is to be blamed except us, that is the attitude of everybody. It is just like going on in circle. Let us see your rule book and finalize it once and for all,” the bench said. The top court told Nadkarni that the ministry has to help the people of Delhi in this matter.
“If in Delhi, you will fight like this then you will have to fight in all other parts of the country also. Why this confrontation?” it said. PTI