Taking up a petition filed by the Haryana veterinary association, Faridabad, seeking directions to the Haryana government not to detail veterinary doctors to carry out survey of below poverty line (BPL) people, the Punjab and Haryana high court has directed the state government to file its reply.
The directions came from the division bench comprising acting chief justice Ashutosh Mohunta and justice HS Sidhu on Monday.
The petitioner association informed the court that it was not the job of veterinary doctors to perform election duty and carry out BPL surveys. It was also submitted that the high court had earlier, while hearing a petition filed by the veterinary association of Ambala, also directed the state government that veterinary doctors should not be put on such duties. The court was informed that if the veterinary doctors are put on such duties, it would have a direct effect on the villagers and their pet animals.
The case would now come up for hearing on September 22.