Lucknow: The Allahabad high court has expressed concern that state government officials did not go along with its orders and forced aggrieved parties to file contempt petitions.
“Apparently the officers are becoming habitual and not complying with the orders of this court at the first instance. This is a sorry state of affairs”, said the court.
The contempt application was filed against Satrughan Singh, the director, Bal Vikas Sewa and another person, for willful disobedience of the judgment in the contempt application.
“This court is noticing everyday that apparently the officers concerned, who were directed to act as per the order of the court, are not complying with the orders at the first instance and the aggrieved party is forced to file contempt application and even after granting further time to comply with the order of the writ court passed in contempt application, the orders not being complied with”, said officials from the court.
Alleged that even after expiry of time, no decision were taken by them.
The court said, “Prima facie, a case for punishing the opposite party for willful disobedience of the orders as noted above is made out”.
“It is expected that the opposite parties shall make every effort to comply with the order at first instance and shall also issue necessary orders in this regard to the subordinate authorities to strictly comply with the orders at the first instance itself, otherwise the court will take serious view of the matter”, taking a serious note of it.