New Delhi, July 12: The Supreme Court on Thursday rapped Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal for not taking enough effective measures to handle the garbage issue.
Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur, while admonishing the L-G for not attending a crucial meeting on the issue, said “You (L-G) say, I have the power. I am a superman.”
The Supreme Court division bench, headed by Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur, was hearing the issue.
On many occasions in previous hearings, the top apex court wanted to know from the concerned authorities with respect to the disposal of garbage.
The court expressed strong displeasure over LG office failing in its duty to dispose off garbage and not taking effective steps to handle it.
On Wednesday, the Court asked the Central and Delhi government to clarify who could be held responsible for disposing the “mountain loads of garbage” in the national capital — those reporting to L-G Anil Baijal or to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The apex court’s direction came days after its verdict on the power tussle between the Lieutenant Governor and the Aam Aadmi Party government.
The SC ruled that the L-G has no independent power to make decisions and is bound by the elected government’s advice