Delhi HC Directs Zoo Authorities To Fill Up Vacant Posts In National Zoological Park, Also Directs To Look Into Death Of Animals
The Delhi High Court has directed the Zoo Authorities to take all possible steps to fill up the vacant posts in the National Zoological Park.
The Court has also directed the authorities to look into the death of wildlife animals in the National Zoological Park and cure all deficiencies.
The bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad was dealing with a plea by one Salek Chand Jain who had sought directions to fill up the vacant posts of Zoo Keepers, Assistant Zoo Keepers, Attendants, Food Distributors, Chowkidars, etc. in the National Zoological Park.
The Petitioner also raised the concern in respect of death of various animals in the National Zoological Park.
The Counsel for the petitioner pointed out that no steps were taken by the authorities after a request was made to constitute an expert committee for investigation of dying wild life animals in the National Zoological Park in large numbers due to carelessness and scarcity of resources.
Thus it was requested that directions be issued to the zoo authorities to take remedial steps in respect of deficiencies in the National Zoological Park.
Bhagvan Swarup Shukla, CGSC, appeared for the Respondents.
“The prayer of the Petitioner seems to be a genuine prayer and, therefore, the Respondents, who have marked their appearance on advance notice, are directed to take all possible steps to cure all the deficiencies as has been pointed out by the Petitioner and also to fill up the vacant posts in the National Zoological Park.”, the Court directed.
The Court directed to pass a detailed speaking order in respect of the representation filed by the Petitioner within two months.
Cause Title- Salek Chand Jain v. Chairman Central Zoo Authority & Ors