Thursday, December 06, 2018

HC summons officials over airport courier impasse

Trichy: The Madurai bench of Madras High Court has issued a summons to the customs commissioner and Trichy airport director to appear before it on December 6 after they failed to implement a notification issued for international courier operations at the airport.
The court has issued the order, based on a case filed by an association of courier operators. As repeated warnings made from the court were not seriously taken by the customs authorities and the airport authorities in Trichy, the court took the issue seriously and summoned the senior officials of both the department to appear before it.

The contempt petition was filed by express courier operators’ association which had complained of inaction on part of the authorities. They had earlier filed a writ petition in 2017 before the court in this regard, said S A Sayeed, president of the association.

The court had earlier sent out warning to the customs authorities on this and directed them to issue trade notification so that courier operation would come into effect before November 30, 2018, he said.
06/12/18 Times of India