Nainital: The Uttarakhand Power Company Restricted (UPCL) has knowledgeable the Uttarakhand excessive court docket (HC) – via a compliance affidavi
This comes after the bench of Chief Justice Ravi Malimath and Justice Ramesh Chandra Khulbe whereas listening to a Public Curiosity Litigation (PIL) had directed the UPCL to furnish the electricity payments of the meters put in. The PIL had alleged that round 12,000 staff of the UPCL and their kinfolk have been utilizing a vast quantity of electrical energy just about freed from value.
Chatting with TOI, senior advocate BP Nautiyal, who’s representing the petitioner “RTI Membership Uttarakhand”, stated that he has now requested the court docket for a weeks’ time to answer the affidavit and peruse the payments introduced on report after which the court docket listed the case for additional listening to on Tuesday.
“I sought per week’s time to review the payments produced by the UPCL and to reply. The court docket will now hear the case on subsequent Tuesday,” Nautiyal stated.
As reported by TOI earlier, the electrical energy payments of a number of excessive rating officers of the UPCL bumped into lakhs. These officers had not paid these dues for years after which the court docket directed the UPCL in March to file an affidavit furnishing particulars of the variety of residences the place they’ve put in the electrical energy and to specify the time-frame by when the remainder of the houses can have purposeful meters. The division bench headed by the then Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan had additionally set limits on the quantity of electrical energy which the workers of every grade can use at subsidised charge.