Delhi High Court has given the liberty to move a representation before an appropriate authority in a plea seeking Standard Operating Procedures for hotels and restaurants in Delhi.
The Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has directed the appropriate authority, which in the present case would be the Delhi Government, to reply to the representation moved by the Petitioner within 3 weeks of receiving it.
The court has further directed the Delhi Government to consider the suggestions listed by the Petitioner in his plea while considering the representation.
Moved by Indian Law Watch, the petition sought directions to be issued to the Delhi Government and the Delhi Disaster Management Authority to formulate a standard operating procedures for hotels and restaurants, keeping in mind the COVID-19 infection.
While perusing the petition, the court noticed that the Petitioner has approached this court directly for relief without first making a suggestion as made in the present petition, to the concerned Respondents.
Therefore, while allowing the Petitioner to withdraw the petition, the court noted the following:
'In view of the submission made hereinabove, the present petition is disposed of with liberty granted to the petitioner to make a substantive representation to the respondents No.1 to 3 within one week from today. The said representation shall be considered by the respondents No.1 to 3 and the same shall be replied to within three weeks from the date of receipt. The suggestions made by the petitioner in the representation shall be carefully considered by the respondents No.1 to 3 before responding.'
The court further noted that if the grievance of the Petitioner still survives, it shall be entitled to seek appropriate legal recourse.
Petitioner organisation in this case was represented by Mr Saurabh Chadha and Ms Jyoti Srivastava.
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