HC notice to govt over smartphone ‘guarantee cards’

  • | Friday | 22nd September, 2023

Jodhpur: The Rajasthan High Court issued a notice to the state government on Tuesday, seeking a response regarding the rationale, proportionality, and legality of issuing guarantee cards as part of the second phase of the Indira Gandhi Smartphone Scheme.The matter is scheduled for further hearing on October 5. A division bench, comprising Justice Vijay Bishnoi and Justice Yogendra Kumar Purohit, issued the notice in response to a PIL challenging the validity and propriety of an Aagya/Order issued by the state planning department.We also published the following articles recentlyRajasthan HC notice to govt over smartphone guarantee cardsThe Rajasthan High Court has issued a notice to the state government regarding the distribution of "guarantee cards" as part of the Indira Gandhi Smartphone Scheme. The court has asked for a response on the rationale and legality of the scheme. The notice comes in response to a PIL challenging the validity of the scheme and its impact on the social and economic background of the beneficiaries. The petitioner argues that the scheme lacks the essential elements of a welfare activity and raises concerns about the financial implications of the scheme.HC issues notices to state on delay docs rural postingA group of doctors in Madhya Pradesh has filed a petition in the high court, seeking exemption from a one-year compulsory rural service or a posting in a rural area. The doctors completed their MBBS course and internship in 2022 but have not been given a posting or a no objection certificate (NOC) from the state government. The court has issued notices to the respondents, and the case will be heard in October.Notices issued to attach peddlers assetsThe Jalandhar Rural police have issued notices for the attachment of property and vehicles worth Rs 40.3 crore belonging to six individuals involved in drug peddling. The properties include a farm house, a residential house, agricultural land, and vehicles. The notices were issued under the provisions of the NDPS Act following orders from the central government. This action is part of a crackdown on drug offenders, with similar actions taken in Varanasi and Haryana.

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