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Relief For Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Over Government Bungalow Rent Dues

Ramesh Pokhriyal had gone to the High Court requesting that the hire dues be reviewed.

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court at this time placed on maintain contempt motion towards Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank for not paying hire for his authorities bungalow in Uttarakhand, the place former chief ministers loved life-time advantages till a High Court order final 12 months.

Mr Pokhriyal had challenged the Uttarakhand High Court order that requested former Chief Ministers of the state to pay hire at market charges for the federal government bungalows they occupy.

A bench headed by Justice Rohinton F Nariman additionally issued discover to the Uttarakhand authorities.

In May final 12 months, the Uttarakhand High Court had declared the state authorities’s orders on free housing and different services for all times to former Chief Ministers unlawful and unconstitutional.

The former Chief Ministers, together with Mr Pokhriyal, have been requested to pay their hire at market charges, amounting to Rs 2.eight crore, inside six months.

They have been additionally instructed that they needed to clear numerous bills price Rs 13 crore, which included water, electrical energy and cellphone payments and cash spent on journey, gasoline and wage of workers members.

Mr Pokhriyal had gone to the High Court requesting that the hire dues be reviewed as he was not able to pay.

Apart from him, the opposite Chief Ministers requested to pay market hire have been ND Tiwari (who died in 2018), Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, BC Khanduri and Vijay Bahuguna.

When the ex Chief Ministers did not pay their dues inside the deadline, the High Court began contempt proceedings.

In August, the High Court issued show-cause notices to a few former chief ministers together with Mr Pokhriyal and Mr Koshyari, now Maharashtra Governor.

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