Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Discuss with finance commission to control freebies! ; Supreme Court Notice to Central Govt

Ananthakrishnan G, Express News

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday suggested that the Union government should hold a discussion with the Finance Commission on whether it can control the financial funds given to the states to curb the schemes of free benefits provided by political parties from taxpayers’ money.

A petition has been filed seeking directions from the Supreme Court to control such free benefit schemes announced by political parties. The court also asked why the central government is hesitating to explain its stand on this petition. Chief Justice N. V. The hearing on this petition is going on before the three member bench headed by Ramana. The announcement of free distribution is putting a huge strain on the government’s exchequer. Therefore, the petitioners have demanded that such schemes should be stopped.

During the hearing, senior lawyer Kapil Sibal pointed out that only the Finance Commission can give proper advice regarding the solution to this question. After that Chief Justice Ramana Additional Solicitor General K. M. Nataraj was instructed to find out what the Finance Commission has to say about this.

along with the Chief Justice. Krishnamurari and Justice The bench, comprising Hima Kohli, said, “We will first examine whether we can stop political parties from announcing free benefit schemes without any implication, or to what extent the court can interfere.” The Solicitor General should inform the court as to which authorities can be consulted to at least open a debate on the subject of this controversy. The Chief Justice also said that we will see whether this petition can be taken up for hearing in the next week.

Hands up Election Commission

Adv. Ashwini Upadhyay filed this petition in January this year. The Supreme Court had issued notices to the Central Government and the Election Commission. The Commission has said in an affidavit that the Commission has no authority to prevent or take action against political parties from announcing such free distribution. Free benefit policies are the policy of the party concerned and it is the job of the voters to consider its pros and cons. The Commission has taken the position that the Election Commission cannot decide the policies of the government.

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