Breaking: Former Chief Ministers cannot occupy government bungalows, SC strikes down law by UP govt

Murali Krishnan May 7 2018

The Supreme Court has today struck down Section 4(3) of the UP Ministers (Salaries, Allowances, and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1981 which allowed former Chief Ministers of the State to occupy government bungalows.

The Court held that that the provision is violative of Article 14.

"Once a person demits public office, there is nothing to distinguish them from common man", the Court stated while holding that the test of reasonable classification will fail.

The judgment was delivered by a . . .

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