HC objects to BBMP admin’s absence in garbage PIL hearing

BBMP admin was supposed to study the old court orders and appear in the hearing. The court asks the BBMP admin and the commissioner to attend next hearing.

The High Court of Karnataka took serious exception to the absence of BBMP Administrator M N Vijay Bhaskar from the court proceedings during the hearing of a batch of solid waste management PILs on Friday.

The Special Bench constituted by the High Court comprising of Justice N Kumar and B V Nagarathna refused to accept submissions from the petitioners during Friday’s hearing, owing to the absence of the BBMP Administrator in the court.

“During the last hearing in April, the court had given one and a half months time to the newly appointed BBMP Administrator and the Commissioner to study the SWM case and court orders and appear before the court with preparedness. They had assured of interacting with concerned persons and Special Commissioner for SWM during the period. But, by staying away from the hearing, the Administrator seems to have taken the issue on a lighter note,” Justice N Kumar observed.

The Judge stated that he wished to know if the Administrator and the Commissioner  who are new to the office, have sound knowledge of garbage issue in Bengaluru or not. “If the Administrator cannot show interest in the issue, what can he command?” Justice N Kumar wondered.

While posting the orders for June 19, 2015, the bench instructed the Administrator and the Commissioner to appear before the Court after studying the previous court orders and submit before the court if they find any difficulties in the issue, what steps have they taken to tackle garbage crisis and the action plan to handle SWM in future.

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