Madurai: A petiton seeking to direct Tamil Nadu government to issue a circular to all its departments regarding the policy decision that only vegetarian food could be served at government functions was filed before the Madras High Court bench here.
Justice R Subbiah directed the counsel for the government to get instructions on the matter and posted the case for next week.
The petitioner E Ramalakshmi, a follower of Saint Ramalinga Adigalar, a proponent of "Jeevakarunyam" (compassion to all living beings) submited that the Director of Tamil Development had informed her on March 12 last year that her representation to serve only vegetarian food during government functions had been accepted by the government as a policy.
She said she came to know from media reports that non-vegetarian food was served during the Collectors` and Police Officers` conference at Chennai on December 11 last year, which was against the policy decision.
Ramalakshmi said she was "deeply disappointed and depressed" that the Chief Secretary had not chosen to implement the policy decision and intimate about it to various departments and sought the court`s intervention in the matter.