Respond to pleas challenging CAG’s appointment: Delhi HC
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear two separate PILs challenging appointment of Shashi Kant Sharma as Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) and asked the Centre to file its response by August 8.
“Let them file an affidavit. As the matter requires hearing, put up on August 8,” a bench headed by Acting Chief Justice B.D. Ahmed said.
The bench was hearing two separate petitions filed by nine eminent persons, including former CEC N. Gopalaswami and advocate M.L. Sharma on the issue.
The PILs allege that the Union of India has arbitrarily appointed the CAG, keeping aside all the established practices provided by the Supreme Court in its judgement relating to appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner P.J. Thomas and the appointment made in the Punjab Public Service Commission.