If A Bill Is Presented For Assent, A Decision Has To Be Taken By Governor As Soon As Possible: Madras High Court

2 nov 2020

If A Bill Is Presented For Assent, A Decision Has To Be Taken By Governor As Soon As Possible: Madras High Court

A bench of Justices N. Kirubakaran and B. Pugalendhi of the Madras High Court has stated that the Governor should decide on a bill presented before him for approval as soon as possible.
The bench passed the order after hearing a writ petition seeking a direction upon the Governor to decide concerning the Tamil Nadu Admission to UG Courses in Medicines, Dentistry, Indian Medicine & Homeopathy on a preferential basis to the Students of the Government Schools Bill, 2020, which was unanimously passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly in September this year but the Governor kept it pending for almost two months.
The bench quoted article 200, which directs a constitutional authority to decide regarding bills as soon as possible, and it also explained that presuming that the people in such authorities will perform their duties and would not be in a situation when the Court of law will question them, the framers of the Constitution gave them protection from appearing in Courts.