Court said the names of its members should be submitted to it so that they could not be transferred mid-way.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that an expert committee, set up by the lieutenant- governor (L-G) to deal with the issues relating to solid waste management in Delhi would have to meet every working day for the first two week after which the court would review the situation.
A bench headed by Justice Madan B. Lokur did not agree with the proposal put forth by Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Pinky Anand, appearing for the office of the L-G, that the committee should meet twice a week.
The apex court said the names of its members should be submitted to it so that they could not be transferred mid-way.
“Let them (committee) meet everyday for the first two weeks. It would be five days a week. We will take it immediately after two weeks. After two weeks, we will review,” the bench, also comprising justices S Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta, said.
The ASG told the bench that the committee had held a meeting on Tuesday and there was a proposal that the panel should meet twice a day.
She said that subsequently, if the need arises, the panel would held meeting more frequently.
The ASG said that senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, who is assisting the court as an amicus curiae in the matter, has given two more names.
“That is too much. We cannot make it a bulky exercise. Persons having commercial interest cannot be allowed (in the committee),” she told the bench. The bench also told the amicus that he cannot change the list containing names of persons to be included as members in the committee like this.