Information under RTI – Ban on Usage of Plastic Bags in Delhi.

On Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 10:05:40 PM UTC+5:30, Sanjeev wrote:
DWARKA FORUM Dwarka Ki Awaaz
                                          (Regn No. S-63070)                                  bhagidari
      (A Welfare Association of Residents & RWA's / CGHS Representatives of Dwarka Sub-City)

Regd. Office:
720, Pocket-1, Sector-14,
Dwarka, New Delhi - 110078  
Phone No. 011-20514195
Application No. CM/SKG/025                                           27 Nov 2016

Dy Secretary (RTI), O/o Chief Minister Delhi,

3rd Level, A-Wing, Delhi Secretariat, I P Estate,

Dear Sir,
Sub: Information under RTI – Ban on Usage of Plastic Bags in Delhi.
Please provide following information under RTI Act. 
Delhi government had issued notification to ban the usage of plastic bags in way back in 2012. However immediate after notification the implementation of notification was put on hold by Delhi High Court through a stay order. Till date Delhi Government lawyers have failed in vacating the stay order imposed by High Court. In view of the fact that on one hand High Court itself is subject to several pollution related petitions and also there are several states in Indian where there is complete ban on usage of plastic bags -  this prolonged delay in court is little surprise. In this back ground please inform:

(i)            Number of total hearing held in court since imposition of stay?
(ii)           List of counsels who have represented Delhi Govt. in court till date?
(iii)          List of counsels who have represented the opposite party in court till date?
(iv)         Total amount spent by Govt. to fight the stay order till date?
(v)          Is there any move by Govt. to pass comprehensive legislation to ban the usage of plastic as is the case of Himachal Pradesh & several other stares?

The IPO number 32F 149741 is enclosed towards fee. The name of payee has been left blank, please fill. 
Please acknowledge. Thanks.
Yours faithfully,

(S K Goyal)
General Secretary – Dwarka Forum,
D-103 Shivam Apts, Plot-14, Sec-12, Dwarka,
New Delhi-110 078.

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