The Karnataka High Court has dismissed a PIL seeking stay on shifting of the office of Gram Panchayat, which is currently being run from the premises of a school to another building, stating that the PIL was contrary to public interest.
The petitioners, members of the School Development Management Committee, sought quashing of the order dated May 21, 2022 passed by the Deputy Commissioner, which allotted land area of 0.03.12 guntas out of 6.12 acres to the Executive officer for construction of a new Gram Panchayat building.
The office of the Gram Panchayat is currently being run from the premises of the school.
The Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice S. Vishwajith Shetty observed that the public interest requires the office of Gram Panchayat not to be run in the school building.
The prayer made in the petition, in fact, is contrary to the public interest, held the Bench and disposed of the plea, stating that it was misconceived.