Lucknow HC questions Akhilesh govt on Yash Bharti being given
Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on Wednesday sought reply from the UP Government in the petition filed by Centre for Civil Liberties, against Yash Bharti Awards being given in arbitrary manner.
Centre’s counsel Nutan Thakur prayed that the state government is giving 11 lakh rupees and a huge monthly salary to the Yash Bharti awardees but the awards are being given in the most random and arbitrary manner on complete whims and fancies, to which the State government counsel sought time to present the reply.
The bench of Justice Devendra Kumar Arora and Justice Rajan Roy said that public money was used for these awards and it cannot be used in an arbitrary manner.
It said that previously the Court had framed certain issues in the petition filed by IPS officer Amitabh Thakur to which no reply has been presented by the State government so far. The Court also summoned the Culture Secretary with records on the next hearing on 23 January 2017.
The petition has prayed to constitute an Enquiry Committee under a retired High Court Judge to evaluate the awards given between 2012-16 and take back award money from those given award by flouting the norms.