Mere non-performance of statutory duties will not automatically disqualify Sarpanch: Bombay High Court

Justice Arun Pednekar said that an elected member can be removed only in exceptional circumstances and s/he should be given an opportunity to explain the sufficient cause for his failure to perform statutory duty.
Aurangabad Bench, Bombay High Court
Aurangabad Bench, Bombay High Court

The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court recently held that merely because a sarpanch of a village has not performed his statutory duties, he cannot be disqualified from the post [Manohar Dnyaneshwar Pote vs The Collector, Jalna].

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