There is no reason for the Tribunal to remain closed to senior citizens because of Covid: Bombay HC to Maha govt.

 

Written by Omkar Gokhale
| Mumbai |October 10, 2020 11:49:16 pm

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Observing that there can be many senior residents uncared for by their kids and in want of instant redressal, the Bombay Excessive Courtroom pulled up Maharashtra Authorities and sought to know when the Tribunal underneath Welfare of Dad and mom and Senior Residents Act, 2007, which is closed on account of pandemic scenario, will resume its functioning via bodily or on-line listening to modes.

The Courtroom noticed that numerous authorities have now resumed functioning bodily or via video conferencing way back, and there was no motive for this Tribunal to proceed to be closed.

A division bench of Justice Nitin M Jamdar and Justice Milind N Jadhav made the observations whereas listening to a plea by a former Uttar Pradesh minister, presently residing in Mumbai searching for instructions to his son to take away himself, his household and belongings from the his father’s (petitioner) flat.

Advocate Aloukik Pai for the petitioner mentioned that he was prompted to maneuver to the Excessive Courtroom, as a result of the Tribunal for senior residents was closed on account of Covid-19 pandemic since March.

Nevertheless, advocate Akhilesh Dubey for the respondent opposed the plea and mentioned that it was not maintainable earlier than the Tribunal for senior residents. He contended that the petitioner was a member of legislative meeting and a cupboard minister and there was no floor that he was unable to keep up himself. The Courtroom famous that each the events have roped the spouse of petitioner into dispute and had been making numerous allegations and counter allegations.

After listening to submissions, the bench mentioned that it didn’t want to adjudicate the difficulty whether or not the previous chief can search aid earlier than the Tribunal.

“Assuming he can, merely as a result of the Tribunal is quickly closed, the writ jurisdiction can’t be exercised to concern instructions to the personal events and adjudicate the disputed questions of info. Neither of the social gathering resides in penury, and what’s raised earlier than us is a purely home dispute,” the Courtroom mentioned.

Nevertheless, the bench took a observe of non-functioning of the Tribunals and noticed, “The Act of 2007 is a useful laws, is enacted for offering succour to the senior residents who might undergo due to the neglect by their kids. There can be many such senior residents who can be within the want of instant redressal. Numerous authorities have resumed functioning bodily or via video conferencing way back, there isn’t any motive for this Tribunal to proceed to be closed.”

In mild of this, the Courtroom directed the state authorities to clarify as to when the Tribunal would resume its functioning bodily or via videoconferencing proceedings. Looking for response from the involved division of the state authorities, the Courtroom posted additional listening to on October 15.

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