SC to consider PILs on old notes deposits post summer vacation

SC to consider PILs on old notes deposits post summer vacation

The Supreme Court on Tuesday posted a batch of pleas, seeking directions to the Centre, to allow the petitioners to deposit the demonetised notes, for consideration after the summer vacation.

A three-judge bench, presided over by Chief Justice J S Khehar said, “Our decision in the matter would be whether there can be a window or not. If it is opened, everybody would get the benefit.”

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi submitted that the Centre has already filed an affidavit stating that it is not going to open any window to deposit the scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

Govt defends stance

Last week, the government defended before the court its decision not to extend the deadline of December 30 for exchange of demonetised notes.

The government maintained that the ordinance, that fixed the December 30 deadline, had an overriding effect on all previous notifications, including the one that said people would be allowed to deposit and exchange old notes until March 31, 2017.

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