SC’s Admonition on Summoning Officials

This Supreme Court order to avoid unnecessary summons to government officials a timely and important one. Ever since the Vasudevan episode of the mid-1990s, state and central government officials have taken litigation very seriously. However, this has also meant that senior officials have to spend several hours and sometimes entire days in court — away from their desks and real jobs of governance and service delivery.

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14 years ago

Vikram, Could you throw light on the Vasudevan episode? Any links or reference?