As coal blocks start being auctioned in Jharkhand, the Supreme Court has ordered that all these and any subsequent order of license, lease, etc shall be provisional for now, subject to final orders of the court.
Yesterday, Congress ruled Jharkhand became the fifth state to withdraw the ‘general consent’ to the CBI. Jharkhand followed two other states i.e. Kerala and Maharashtra which recently took the decision of not allowing the investigation agency to probe cases in their respective states.
Reacting to a challenge by the State of Jharkhand of the Centre’s coal block allocation, allegedly near eco-sensitive zones, The Supreme Court today overruled the Centre’s objections and decided to form an expert committee to look into the issue.
The Jharkhand High Court has said that equal pay in lieu of equal work is not a fundamental right, but looking at the Directive Principles of State Policy it appears to be a fundamental right. For this reason, the demand for equal pay in lieu of equal work cannot be considered unnecessary.