As the situation of Covid 19 eases up and the state opens up substantially, the Bombay High Court in a major suggestion has asked the state government to think one more time on the order which it has given to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) of not holding physical meetings of a standing committee and should decide on coming five days.
The court in this series has also given directions to the chairman of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) standing committee to allow members to visit physically the standing committee meeting which is conducted at 2 pm. This decision by the Bombay High Court comes after a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed by two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) counsellors who alleged that their opinions and suggestions are not being considered via the online platforms and wanted the meetings to be held physically.
The advocates explaining the situation stated that the lockdown conditions in the state have been relaxed in all sectors, and the chairman of the SC should be asked to permit members to attend the meeting scheduled to be held at 2 pm physically. Soon after hearing the submissions on this issue the bench made some observations and stated that if any of the members wants to participate in a physical meeting they should be permitted to. After all this the court instructed the state department to decide within five days, citing reasons as to why the physical meetings shouldn’t be conducted.