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Public can sue govt officials for inaction


  • Currently, no law exists under which government employees can be prosecuted or held liable for inaction.
  • “Failure to act is an actionable wrong as much as any malafide action by such public servant for which the aggrieved person can seek damages for all the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, social and financial loss and sufferings caused to him. For this, a public servant would be liable in his personal capacity,” Additional District Judge Kamini Lau said.

Source: TOI

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  1. Too late but long awaited judgement, Short cut method to file suit for compensation is required on the basis of file noting sheet obtainded under RTI and that too comes under the consumer court and CCI

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