Saturday, 24 October 2015

Upload updated bare acts in two months: HC to Maha govt

MUMBAI: Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the Maharashtra government to upload updated version of the state's bare acts still in force within two months. 

A bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice V L Achliya, hearing a suo motu public interest litigation on poor court infrastructure, passed the direction after expressing dissatisfaction at the government's inability to set an outer limit for updation for uploading bare acts and statutory rules. 

An affidavit filed by the Law and Judiciary Department sought time of four weeks saying appropriate decision will be taken on October 8. The bench said the judges and advocates have to rely on private publication of acts and have noticed errors in it."It is elementary that when the State is enacting a law, the updated version of the law should be available on the website," said Justice Oka. The bench also directed the government to upload the statutory rules on a dedicated website and also to provide real-time updation facility. The government is given four months to publish physical version of acts and rules and their Marathi version. 

The court also directed the government to ensure fire safety audit of all court bldgs in Maharashtra is conducted in a phased manner within four months. It added that based on the audit's recommendations, appropriate budgetary allocations will have to be made.

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