Will consider exempting lawyers in next odd-even phase: Delhi govt

The Delhi government on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that it will consider exempting lawyers from the odd-even car restriction if the scheme comes into force again.

Updated: Apr 26, 2016, 17:47 PM IST
Will consider exempting lawyers in next odd-even phase: Delhi govt

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that it will consider exempting lawyers from the odd-even car restriction if the scheme comes into force again.

Delhi government counsel Rahul Mehra conveyed this to a division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath.

“The Delhi government said that since the ongoing odd-even scheme is about to expire on April 30, the petitioner’s contentions will be considered in case the scheme is implemented again,” the bench said today.

On Monday, the bench had asked the Delhi government to see if there was any possibility of exempting lawyers from the odd-even car restriction.

The petition filed by Delhi High Court Bar Association president Rajiv Khosla alleged that the April 11 government notification on the fortnight-long odd-even scheme was “arbitrary, illegal, unreasonable and against the spirit of the constitution”.

The petition filed by him said the notification issued by the Delhi government was hampering the legal fraternity in carrying out its professional responsibilities in the various courts and tribunals in the national capital.

“It is evident that the said policy has been passed in haste without carrying out studies/research in relation to the work schedule of professionals,” Khosla said.

(With agency inputs)