MUMBAI: The Bombay high court said on Monday it would hear on August 3 a fresh petition challenging the decision of the Eknath Shinde government to either stay or cancel decisions taken by the MVA relating to appointments and projects.
The plea, filed by retired IAS officer Kishore Gajbhiye and others, including former IAS officers and social workers, has challenged circulars dated July 20, 21 and several government resolutions of July 21. According to the petitioners, the CM cannot stay or nullify lawfully taken decisions of an earlier government.
The July 20 circular directs department secretaries to prepare proposals for cancellation of non-official members on statutory bodies, government and semi-government corporations, undertakings, etc, while the one on July 21 orders various departments to stay the implementation of schemes, projects and works, particularly those relating to SC/STs and backward classes. A July 21 GR stayed various projects and works sanctioned by the MVA . tnn