HC asks NCT govt to finally decide on consumer body members

New Delhi, Jan 24 (PTI) The Delhi High Court hasrestrained the city government from taking a final decision onthe appointement of two members in State Consumer RedressalCommission on a plea that government cannot reserve two postsas per law.

In an interim order, Justice S Muralidhar allowed theplea of one Yashbeer Singh to apply for the post of member andsaid "the petitioner (Singh) is permitted to apply for boththe posts. His application will be considered but a finaldecision on the candidates to be appointed will not be takenby the respondent (NCT government of Delhi)".

The court was hearing a petition filed by Singhchallenging the government''s advertisement for the appointmentof two members for the Commission.

He said the state consumer forum consists of threemembers, including the Chairman. As per law, government canreserve only one post for the members.

He claimed that in the recent advertisement, thegovernment reserved both the posts of members. One member forfemale non-judicial and the other one for member (judicial),which is illegal.

The court has fixed February 15 for further hearing onthe matter.

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