Hyderabad High Court on Monday refused to issue a stay on the Intensive Household Survey being conducted by Telangana Government across 10 districts, including Hyderabad. This is the 2nd time the court refused to give any stay or interim orders against the survey, in last 4 days.
While referring to a petition filed by Supreme Court Advocate P V Krishnaiah seeking to quash the survey order as the government failed to follow Constitutional norms and procedures, the court made it clear that they cannot direct the government to stall it’s procedure. The petitioner appealed to the court to stop the survey as the government issued a circular instead of a GO with regard to the survey.
On hearing the arguments of the Government counsel, who also submitted all details related to this survey as well surveys conducted by previous AP Govts, the court refused to give a stay order on the survey. Since the survey is aimed at collecting details of the people to to plug irregularities in implementing welfare schemes, we cannot interfere in the process, the court ruled.