Delhi Transport Corporation vs Manohar Lal And Anr on 16 February, 2016


1. Despite a pass over, none is present for the respondent no. 1. Consequently,
this Court has no other option but to proceed ahead with the matter.
2. It is pertinent to mention that the present writ petition has been filed
challenging the impugned complaint and order dated 28 th January, 2013 passed by
the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (for short ‘the Commission’) on an
application filed by respondent No. 1.
3. Learned counsel for the petitioner states that the Commission has no
jurisdiction to enter into a service dispute of individual officers who belong to
SC/ST category. She submits that the Commission only exercises powers of a Civil
Court for the purposes of investigating the matter under Article 338(5)(a) or
enquiring into complaint under Article 338(5)(b), but not for the purposes of

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granting injunctions or passing orders revoking suspension or any other issue which
has to be dealt with by the Civil Court.

Source: Indian Kanoon

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