Himachal Pradesh High Court: A Division Bench comprising of Dharam Chand Chaudhary and Ajay Mohan Goel, JJ., addressed a writ petition concerning the status of connectivity in tribal area.

The Hon’ble High Court served a notice to the Respondents – BSNL to file a report along with the required steps in regard of the connectivity in tribal area of Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur, Chamba District i.e. Killar and Bharmaur area. For the same purpose if any other steps are also to be taken in order to improve the connectivity in the stated areas then the Court shall be apprised for the same.

The other point of concern raised and also has to be taken care of by the Respondent 4 are the postal services in the stated tribal areas. A report has to be filed on the availability of the postal services in regard to the shortage of postal stamps, postcards, etc. The said issue of postal services was raised due to acute shortage of postal stamps and postcards being noticed in the post office Hikkim, District Lahul and Spiti, the highest post office in the world.

Therefore, the Hon’ble bench of judges has asked to file a report and take necessary actions, needed, for the raised issues and concerns for the improvement of the connectivity in tribal areas. [Virender Thakur v. BSNL,2018 SCC OnLine HP 824, Order dated 22-06-2018]

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