The Supreme Courtroom Monday sought a response from the Centre on a batch of petitions difficult the constitutional validity of the newly enacted three contentious farm legal guidelines. A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde issued discover to the central authorities and sought its reply inside 4 weeks.
The three legal guidelines — Farmers’ (Empowerment and Safety) Settlement of Value Assurance and Farm Companies Act, 2020; Farmers’ Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 and The Important Commodities (Modification) Act 2020 — took impact from September 27 after President Ram Nath Kovid’s assent.
The bench, additionally comprising Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, was listening to pleas filed by Rashtriya Janta Dal lawmaker from Rajya Sabha, Manoj Jha; Congress Lok Sabha MP from Kerala, TN Prathapan and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Rajya Sabha MP from Tamil Nadu, Tiruchi Siva, and a petition filed by Rakesh Vaishnav.
The petitions alleged that the three farm legal guidelines handed by Parliament would dismantle the Agricultural Produce Market Committees system meant to make sure truthful costs for farm merchandise.
(With PTI inputs)