The bench led by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar directed state pollution control boards to issue common notices to all industrial units, asking them to ensure the treatment plants are in working condition.
The Supreme Court Tuesday observed that a report based on public views regarding corruption in judiciary may not invite contempt of court action and that such surveys instead gave opportunity to address the malady in the system.
The court remarked that the high-level committee could also ensure that investigations are completed in a time-bound manner and trials are conducted on a day-to-day basis — a submission also made by senior lawyer Arvind Datar.
A bench led by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar issued a notice to the Group and gave it four weeks to submit a response regarding alleged non-payment for occupying the prime plot of the land near the Mumbai airport.
CJI said, “We think we will finalise the MoP may be within this month. I can say many of your grievances (relating to opaqueness in the procedure to appoint judges) will be taken care of by the new MoP.”
The court said it was not for a person challenging such a policy but for the State to prove that the policy was adopted following the due process and that the overall efficiency was not going to be hampered.