Note Demonetisation: Centre files caveat, SC may hear plea on Nov 15

The Modi Government filed a caveat in the apex court registry saying that it be heard if the court entertains and passes some directions on the petitions.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 10, 2016 12:53 pm
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The Centre Thursday filed a caveat in the Supreme Court that it be heard if the court entertains any petition on demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes even as the apex court indicated that it may hear on November 15 a plea challenging the government decision.

“Let it be listed on Tuesday if the petition gets numbered by the registry,” a three-judge bench headed by Justice A R Dave said when a lawyer today sought urgent hearing of his plea on the ground that demonetisation is causing a lot of problem to the common citizens.

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The Modi Government filed a caveat in the apex court registry saying that it be heard if the court entertains and passes some directions on the petitions. The plea was mentioned by advocate Sangam Lal Pandey who has filed the PIL in his personal capacity.

He has sought quashing of the November 8 notification of the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) of Finance Ministry on the grounds that the common public has not been granted sufficient time and as a result they are facing a lot of hardship.

The PIL has also sought a direction to the Centre that sufficient time be given to the citizens for exchanging the demonetised currency notes.

Besides this petition, another plea was filed yesterday in the apex court seeking quashing of the decision to demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes on grounds that it infringed on citizens’ right to life and to trade, among others.

The PIL filed by Delhi-based lawyer Vivek Narayan Sharma, which could be listed for hearing during the week, has termed the notification of DEA as “dictatorial” claiming it did not grant reasonable time to citizens for exchanging the specified bank notes to legitimate notes to avoid “large scale mayhem, life threating difficulties”.

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The plea has sought either quashing of the notification or a direction to the Centre for grant of “reasonable time frame” to citizens for exchanging the demonetised currency notes to avoid difficulties.

The Prime Minister, in a televised address to the nation on November 8, had declared that high denomination notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 will not be legal tender from November 8 midnight. He had said that the Government has declared a “decisive” war against black money and corruption.

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  1. A
    Nov 10, 2016 at 1:42 pm
    the move of demonetization is good, however the planning and execution could have been done better. A longer time and a little higher amount than Rs 4000 could have been allowed and enough note supplied to all banks and branches.
    1. A
      Nov 10, 2016 at 11:49 am
      The President of India Pranab Mulkhrjee suo moto came out and appreciated move of Modi Govt over abolishing the Rs.500 and 1000 notes.Let India remains free from for fake currency and black money to improve our Economy.There are many politicians, bureaucrats, Bollywood, businessmen,Mafias, Builders and others having huge black money will try to do everything derail good step taken by Narendra Modi to save their black moneys by instigating Common Man about his/her hardship in getting notes exchanged. so that their black money left untouched at the cost of damaging Indian Economy.
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        ashok s
        Nov 10, 2016 at 12:27 pm
        Is govt following tata sons. To file caveat. Govt is empowered by money bill ped by L's hence it is not to get worried of apex court. Though India is Democratic ,every body has right but still house enjoys more power . technical sc can't quash such pil. But at same time sc should find out who are the beneficiaries of such pil . is govt itself trying to create a weaker opposition or really their is some grievances of normal netizens or power sharks
        1. R
          Nov 10, 2016 at 9:02 am
          u come on promise to serve and;br/gt;begin to rule not;br/gt;begin to dictate and not listen.
          1. M
            Maruti Mane
            Nov 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm
            acche din are really here. Wait for more acche din.
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