Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding non-utilization of funds lying with the government meant for the benefit of the people, 10/04/2018

  • 10/04/2018

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/04/2018 regarding non-utilization of funds lying with the government for the benefit of the people.

Apex Court notes that there is an amount of up to Rs.1,00,000 crores that is lying with the Government of India and the States and Union Territories under various Heads.

Supreme Court Directs: 

  • The Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India is directed to make a compilation of all the funds and the amount lying in each of those funds as on 31st March, 2018.
  • The Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change is further directed to give us the Court indication on how the amount of up to Rs.1,00,000 crores is intended to be utilized and areas where it should not be utilized.

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