“How Many Times Indian Rupee Was Devalued Since 1947?”: Madras High Court Asks Central Govt.

first_imgNews Updates”How Many Times Indian Rupee Was Devalued Since 1947?”: Madras High Court Asks Central Govt. Sparsh Upadhyay17 Dec 2020 6:54 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court on Tuesday (15th December) sought a response from the Central Government on how many times Indian rupee was devalued since 1947? The bench of Justice N. Kirubakaran and Justice B. Pugalendhi was hearing two Writ Appeals filed by aggrieved persons challenging an order of a Single Judge. The appeals were filed with regard to awarding of marks to the question…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madras High Court on Tuesday (15th December) sought a response from the Central Government on how many times Indian rupee was devalued since 1947? The bench of Justice N. Kirubakaran and Justice B. Pugalendhi was hearing two Writ Appeals filed by aggrieved persons challenging an order of a Single Judge. The appeals were filed with regard to awarding of marks to the question in the Written Examination for direct recruitment to the posts of Sub-Inspector of Police [Taluk, Armed Reserve [Men and Women / Transgender] and Tamil Nadu Special Police (Men) – 2019]. The disputed question was – ‘Indian rupee was devalued _____ times since 1947’ and the options given were (A) 3 (B) 4 (C) 2 (D) 1. The Single Judge accepted that it is only 3 times (i.e., option A is correct), even though the Expert opinion is ‘4’ (i.e., option B is correct). The Appellant before the Court had marked option B as correct answer and hence they challenged the Single Judge order before the Division Bench. The Division Bench noted that if ‘4’ is accepted as correct answer (i.e., option B), the appellants have to succeed, whereas if ‘3’ is accepted as correct answer (i.e., option A), the Writ Appeals have to be dismissed. While impleading the Government of India, Rep. by its Secretary, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi – 110 001, as a formal party, the Court directed the Assistant Solicitor General of India appearing for the Union of India to get written instructions from the Department “as to how many times Indian Rupee was devalued since 1947 along with dates.” The Court also said that in case, the appellants are entitled to succeed, the Court would direct the respondent concerned to call the appellants for interview. The matter has been posted for further hearing on Monday (21st December). Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more