The Supreme Court Will Look Into The Order To Submit The Demonetisation File To The Court, How The Decision Will Be Made: The Supreme Court will examine how the demonetization decision was taken. On November 8, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in his address to the nation at 8:00 p.m. that after 12:00 p.m. that day, notes of 500 and 1,000 rupees will no longer be traded. They have been canceled. The government will introduce new notes in the market.

An unstable situation was created in the country based on that announcement. Hundreds of people got sick and died standing in line to exchange money. Small shopkeepers, traders, and industrial owners are in trouble.

There have been 87 cases against that decision of the Narendra Modi government in the Supreme Court by individuals and institutions. A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court started hearing the cases yesterday.

On the first day of the hearing yesterday, the central government said that the court does not have the right to review the decision of the government. Because it is a policy decision of the government.

The Supreme Court had earlier directed the central government to submit to the court all the notes and files that were exchanged between the Reserve Bank and the government before the announcement of demonetization.

A section of the judiciary and political circles consider this decision of the Supreme Court as a novel and harsh step. The Supreme Court summoned the file where the Modi government raised objections to the court’s action in the case.

Incidentally, two weeks ago, the Supreme Court also summoned the file related to the appointment of Arun Goyal as Election Commissioner. By glancing at the file, the court learned that Goel was asked to retire early to be appointed to the post. Within a day of his retirement, the file prepared by the Law Ministry was signed by the Law Minister and the Prime Minister and the appointment letter was issued in his name. The court questioned what was the secret behind this Z speed in recruitment.

Incidentally, demonetisation was implemented in the country six years ago. The Supreme Court has yet to dispose of the numerous cases against the central government’s decision. As soon as the hearing of the new case started yesterday, strong objection was raised by the central government.

Justice Abdul Najeeb, Justice BR Gobai, Justice AS Bopanna, Justice B Ramasubrahmanyam and Justice BB Nagaratnar, counsel for the central government Jaideep Gupta claimed that the court cannot interfere in the policy decisions of the government. The government was forced to take the decision of demonetisation for the welfare of the state. The court cannot have anything to say here.

In the hearing, lawyer and Congress leader and former minister P Chidambaram told the judges that it will not be right for the court to remain silent under the pressure of the government. The court cannot now dismiss the demonetisation decision. But one should judge whether the decision is fair or unfair.

Government lawyer Jaideep Gupta admits that people have faced problems due to demonetisation. According to him, this much suffering has to be endured for the greater welfare of the state. The trial of this case continues today. The judges, after hearing the arguments of all the parties, decided that the court has the right to hear the case and decide whether or not the demonetisation is right. Only then is the file summoned. The apex court has directed to submit the files to the court by December 10. Attorney General R Venkataramani also participated in today’s hearing. He also said that the court has no right to review this decision of the government. However, the court does not think so.


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