The Meghalaya High Court on Monday has ordered that the State Government can issue tender notice for integrated check-posts only after a final list is prepared about the exact number of such check-posts.
The order was issued by the division bench comprising Chief Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice S R Sen while disposing of a petition filed by Gavin M Mylliem.
The order stated that ‘the respondent can issue such tender notice only after the Chief Secretary of the State decided as to how many integrated check-post are required to be set up by the State’, according to a Shillong Today report.
The bench stated that petition stand decided today holding therein that till consistent with the Apex Court order dated November 6, 2015, decision for setting up of such posts is taken and given effect, existing Umling weighbridges has to be allowed to continue, the report stated.
The Apex Court in its order further stated: “However, we direct that till the requisite number of integrated check-posts are set up as per the existing policy of the State, the existing weighbridges, whether private or Government, shall not be discontinued. The Chief Secretary of the State shall decide as to how many integrated check-posts are required and his decision with regard to number of check-posts required by the State shall be final.”