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Functioning Physically or Through Virtual Mode - Bombay HC Asks State Government on the long period of closure of tribunal established under Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Act 2007 [Read Order]

Lawstreet Journal 15 Oct 2020 12:19am

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The Bombay High Court called upon the Maharashtra Government to explain the long period of closure of the tribunal established under the provisions of Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Act 2007 when all other authorities have resumed its functioning physically or through video conferencing as deemed fit. 

The Bench of Justice Milind N Jadhav and Nitin Jamdar J in the order to the writ petition filed in Bombay High Court by Subhash Ramnath Pandey asked the state government as to when the tribunal would resume functioning.

The writ petition was filed by the petitioner Subhash Ramnath Pandey under Article 226 of the Constitution of India for the direction of eviction from the High Court against his son Anam Subhash Pandey and his family from the petitioner’s flat.

The petitioner contends that he filed a writ petition in High Court because the tribunal established under the provisions of the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Act 2007 is not functioning due to the COVID pandemic.

The petitioner further asserts that since the tribunal is not functioning since March of this year the court should issue the direction of an eviction and provide him the relief.

To the above contentions of the petitioner, the respondent filed a reply affidavit stating that the relief of eviction sought by the petitioner is not maintainable before the tribunal established under the provisions of the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Act 2007.

The respondent also added that the petitioner who is his father was a Member… Continue Reading...


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