M N KRISHNA RAO Vs. BOARD OF TRUSTEES CITB
LAWS(KAR)-1971-3-1
HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA
Decided on March 30,1971

M.N.KRISHNA RAO Appellant
VERSUS
BOARD OF TRUSTEES, CITB Respondents

JUDGEMENT

NARAYANA PAI, C.J. - (1.) The petitioner seeks the issue of a writ of mandamus in enforcement of a right claimed by him of inspecting certain records of the respondent, the Board of Trustees for the Improvement of the City of Bangalore, hereinafter referred to as the Board.
(2.) The factual basis for the claim is that he had applied for allotment of certain sites in a lay-out of building, sites prepared by the Board, going by the name " Raj Mahal Vilas Extension", that according to his understanding of the rules governing the allotment of sites, he was entitiled to a certain preference because he had made certain provious attempts for allotment or sites in other lay-outs prepared by the Board but that no site was allotted to him and that he suspects or has reason to believe that the persons were not persons to whom, if the rules had been fully obeyed, sites could have been or would have been allotted. He claims "I have every right to get an inspection of the records perfecting to the allotment of sites in question. Such an inspection is absolutely necessary in the interests of the purity of the administration." He also adds that such inspection is directly related to his right or interest in respect of the preposed allotment of sites.
(3.) It is common ground that in his application for allotment of a site, the petiitoncr had indicated his preference in respect of three sites in a certain order. It is also common ground that none of these sites was allotted to him nor any other site.;


Click here to view full judgement.
Copyright © Regent Computronics Pvt.Ltd.