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Radha Chaudhary & Others v. State Of U.P. Thru' Secy. Industrial Devlp. & Ors. - WRIT - C No. 52860 of 2005  RD-AH 23 (1 January 2005)
Civil Misc. Writ Petition no. 52860 of 2005
Radha Chaudhary and others
State of U.P. And others.
Hon'ble Yatindra Singh,J.
Hon'ble R.K. Rastogi,J.
Thirteen persons were granted mining leases on 24.3.2001 for the period from 24.3.2001 till 23.3.2004. Those persons applied for renewal of their leases on 3.3.2004. The District Magistrate on 23.3.2004 referred the matter to the State Government. The State Government vide its order dated 6.4.2004 asked the District Magistrate to send separate recommendations in respect of these thirteen persons. The District Magistrate sent individual recommendation accordingly on 15.4.2004. The State Government by order dated 13.5.2005 ordered for renewal of the leases. Yet the leases of only six persons out of those thirteen persons were renewed and the leases of seven persons have not been renewed, hence, the present writ petition.
We have heard counsel for the petitioners and the Standing counsel for the respondents.
In this petition, counter and rejoinder affidavits have been exchanged and the writ petition is being disposed of accordingly.
The Standing Counsel has submitted that there is a report dated 26.11.2004 and it is because of this report that the leases of the petitioners have not been renewed. According to the Standing Counsel notice dated 26.7.2005 was also issued to the petitioners but the same has not been replied so far and it is because of this notice also that the leases have not been renewed.
We have considered the submissions of the Standing Counsel. The report dated 26.11.2004 is of prior date to the order dated 13.5.2005. Copy of the alleged notice dated 26.7.05 is not annexed with the counter affidavit. There is nothing on the record to show that order of the State Government dated 13.5.2005 has been cancelled. This order still stands. In view of this, there is no justification for the District Magistrate not to renew the leases of the petitioners.
The District Magistrate is hereby directed to renew the leases of the petitioners within one month from the date of receipt of certified copy of this order. However, it would be open to the respondents to terminate the leases in accordance with law if there is any illegality.
With these observations, the writ petition is disposed of.
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