HC imposes cost on petitioner in Kramonnati case

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Jan 2019 11:32:26


Legal Correspondent,

In the matter related to the petitioner requesting to grant him the benefit of 3rd Kramonnati, the single bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court comprising Justice, Subodh Abhyankar has disposed off the petition filed by Ram Mol Kol with a cost of Rs 1,000 to be paid by the petitioner before the MP State Legal Services Authority, Jabalpur. Subject to aforesaid deposit, the petitioner may file a representation along with the judgment relied upon by him before the respondents within a period of two weeks. In case, the petitioner makes such a representation, the same shall be decided by the respondents in accordance with law within a further period of six weeks therefrom.

The petitioner seeking directions to the respondents to grant him the benefit of 3rd Kramonnati in view of circular dated on October 25, 2017 issued by the General Administration Department (GAD). The petitioner has also relied upon the order dated on May 10, 2018 passed in another writ petition (Bhushan Prasad Sahu Vs. The State of Madhya Pradesh). It is fairly admitted by the counsel for the petitioner that the petitioner has directly come before this court without approaching the competent authority by way of representation, therefore, it is prayed that an opportunity of submitting a representation may be granted to the petitioner. It is pertinent to mention here that earlier, this court, in those cases in which the Government employees’ identical cases are covered by an order passed by this court, has passed specific order on January 4, 2017 in another writ petition and acting upon the same, the Chief Secretary, Government of MP has also issued a circular to all the departments of the Government.

Apparently, the petitioner has not followed the aforesaid circular and has also been wrongly advised by the counsel to file this petition. Under these circumstances, this petition is disposed of with a cost of Rs 1,000 to be paid by the petitioner before the MP State Legal Services Authority, Jabalpur, the single bench said.