Get a certificate that litigation is necessary, Bombay HC tells Govt

In a significant order, Bombay High Court has asked India Security Press and two other government-run organisations to get a certificate that their appeals against CAT order are really necessary.

Mumbai: In a significant order, Bombay High
Court has asked India Security Press and two other
government-run organisations to get a certificate that their
appeals against CAT order are really necessary.

"Get a certificate that your petitions (appeals) comply
with national litigation polity," division bench of Justice B
H Marlapalle and U D Salvi told India Security Press, Currency
Note Press and India Government Mint today.
"Until then, further proceedings will not take place,"
the bench said.

The three organisations have challenged a decision of the
Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT). A few employees had
filed an application before CAT, saying that they should be
paid overtime if they worked for more than 48 hours a week.

CAT said in the ruling on June 9 this year that employees
were entitled to overtime pay.

This has been challenged by India Security Press and the
other two organisations, but High Court today questioned the
necessity.
National Litigation Policy was launched in June this
year and Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily had said that it
aims at curbing the "compulsive litigation" on government`s
part.

The next hearing of the case is scheduled on November 18.

PTI

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