Submit details on efforts to normalise demonetisation situation: SC
The petitioners have alleged that the sudden decision has created chaos and harassment to public at large and the notification of the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance be either quashed or deferred for some time. The Centre has also filed a caveat in the registry saying it should be heard if the bench agrees to hear and pass orders on any such plea
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the centre to provide details of efforts being made to counter the problems faced by people after demonetisation. The SC on Tuesday said, Common man should not suffer because of any decision taken by the government. The Centre should provide the details of the steps taken up by them to lessen the burden of people after demonetisation.
The decision came from the bench comprising Chief Justice of India TS Thakur and Justice DY Chandrachud who heard as many as four pleas against the government's decision of scrapping Rs 1000 and Rs 500 (old) denomination notes.
"Discontinuing of higher denomination notes appears to be carpet bombing and not surgical strike,” the bench said.
While two PILs have been filed by Delhi-based lawyers Vivek Narayan Sharma and Sangam Lal Pandey respectively, two other pleas were filed by individuals, S Muthukumar and Adil Alvi, on the issue.
The Centre has also filed a caveat in the registry saying it should be heard if the bench agrees to hear and pass orders on any such plea.