HC moved against circle rates
A fresh petition was on Wednesday filed in Delhi high court challenging a city government notification which hiked circle rates of agricultural land by three times. Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath would hear on Thursday the public interest litigation, filed by Congress leader Naresh Kumar, which said the rates should be uniform. The PIL asked the court to declare the August 4 notification issued by the Arvind Kejriwal government as “null and void”. The petition filed through advocate O P Saxena said the city government’s decision was taken without the approval of Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and sought its quashing. The “LG is the government” and the competent authority to take the final decision on the issue, the plea said, adding that the government decision to bypass the LG was totally “illegal”.