SC rejects plea challenging Centres overriding power over States on
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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the PIL filed by a West Bengal primarily based advocate, difficult the constitutional validity of Rule 6 (1) of IPS (Cadre) Rules, 1954 for conferring powers on the Central authorities to override the states in reference to issues of switch and deputation of IPS cadre officers.
A two-judge bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao and in addition comprising Justice S Ravindra Bhat dismissed the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a West Bengal primarily based lawyer, Abu Sohel.
“We dismiss the petition. We do not find any merits in the petition,” the bench led by Justice Rao mentioned in his order.
The lawyer-cum petitioner, Sohel, in his petition, pleaded to the Top Court that Rule 6(1) needs to be struck down by the SC for violation of the Constitution of India and public coverage.
The petitioner contended earlier than the Supreme Court that at current, the states need to bear the brunt of arbitrary actions taken by the Central authorities underneath the mentioned Rule.


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