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RENISH RAO (ADVOCATE)     15 December 2010

Writ on de-controlling Fuel Prices?

Dear Members...

Fuel Prices are supposed to be hiked again.....

Do anyone know, whether any Writ or legal action is filed / taken on De-controlling Fuel Prices by UPA Govt. If yes, kindly share the contents and updates till date...


Let us join hands to take some initiatives on the issue.


Renish Rao



 5 Replies

Uma parameswaran (lawyer)     15 December 2010

Yes. I will try.

M. PIRAVI PERUMAL (Advocate & Consumer Rights)     15 December 2010

Fuel prices are steeply hiked its very painful. None of the political party is bothered or concerned about the suffering of the middle income group of this country.  It is their fate and god alone can save them.
 Apart from this decontrolling of oil prices  is a policy decision of the Government. Can a policy decision of Government be challenged in a Writ. The Court refrains from interfering by stating that it is a policy decision. Awaiting for the replies of our learned LCI members on the subject. 

SS (VP)     15 December 2010

Policy decisions of the Govt can e questioned thrrough a writ, if it is affecting the common people.

Is it fair on the Govt to recognise fule as a major source of income to the exchequer and impose unreasonale high duties. Particularly when the elite class of the society are walking f huge profits through lakhs of worth scams?

Arup (UNEMPLOYED)     15 December 2010

you may bring pil not writ.

but i am not much optimist on it.

Democratic Indian (n/a)     15 December 2010

Courts are not going to interfere in any policy desicions of Government, unless the violation of fundamental rights is very clearly established. In my opinion PIL will not hold any ground for this matter.


Even if we argue for the sake of this discussion, that petrol/deisel price hike is affecting common man, the continuing of subsidies by government are also no solution. If government continues to give subsidies, from where is government doing fund that loss incurred by government for providing subsidies? It resorts to printing more paper money and flushing the country with more paper money. This results in inflation and indirectly affects the common man. So prices of petrol/deisel are artificially "controlled" to fool the people on one hand, on the other hand prices of all other things keep rising, like prices of all other goods and services, food, clothing, housing etc. Subsidies are also called "indirect taxation" of people i.e. people are paying tax by inflation caused due to printing of extra paper currency by government.


A petition against the disinvestment Policy was filed in the Supreme Court by 15 Trade Unions which was dismissed by the Supreme Court on 19th November, 2002 on the ground that Disinvestment is a policy matter and the Hon’ble Court would not interfere in policy matters of the Government. In the judgment it was also pointed out that every socialist country like China had adopted the policy of economic liberalization using necessary reforms in the direction.

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