The long awaited hearing in the case of NCCT delinking from NCUI is slated to come up in the Delhi High Court today on Monday. Excitement and hope could be felt in the NCUI headquarters even to a casual visitor.
While several top NCUI officials said privately to this correspondent about the bright chance of the case being decided in NCUI favour, the cautious among them would like to wait till a final verdict is pronounced.
It was in July when the last hearing of the case had taken place. The hearing in September was adjourned at the Court’s behest. The High Court gave a date of today.
In the last hearing NCUI Advocate Krishnan Dayal had argued his points well and had said that the move by the govt is aimed at weakening the apex cooperative body. He also quoted the relevant bylaws and tried to convince the court of the untenability of the govt move.
The Bench had asked the govt lawyer to reply, on which they sought time. But the Court insisted that the rejoinder from the govt side should not be lengthy. The respondents were asked to give to-the-point reply not exceeding one or two pages.
It bears recall that NCUI had received a letter from Agriculture Ministry with the title “Establishing National Council of Cooperative Training (NCCT) as an independent, Central and Professional entity-delinking from National Cooperative Union of India”.
The letter says that due to NCUI’s control, NCCT failed to achieve its aims. The reputation of its premier institute VAMNICOM also suffered due to intense politicking and mismanagement. These facts are vehemently opposed by the NCUI.