Jammu & Kashmir

HC to seriously view failure of judicial officers to obtain permission of competent authority before leaving station

PDJs directed to submit monthly report

Nasir Azam

Srinagar, Dec 11: In a significant development, Jammu & Kashmir’s acting chief justice, Justice Rajesh Bindal has directed the principal district judges to report non-compliance of circulars issued by the High Court from time to time for prohibiting the judicial officers from leaving the station without permission from the competent authority.

The move comes after it came to notice of CJ that some judicial officers are leaving their stations without seeking prior permission from the competent authority.

“Hon’ble the Chief Justice (Acting) has been pleased to direct that the aforesaid circulars on the subjects be reiterated to the judicial officers and the principal district judges shall ensure that compliance of circulars by all judicial officers in their respective jurisdictions and report non- compliance, if any, by end each of month. A serious view shall be taken of any deviation,” reads the circular issued by Registrar General, High Court, Jawad Ahmad.

A copy of the circular is in possession of news agencyAccording to the circular, the practice of leaving the station without seeking permission from the competent authority is “against the rules governing the service conditions”.

It is worthwhile to mention that J&K High Court has issued circulars from time to time since 1998 directing the judicial officers against leaving the station without permission from the competent authority.

Earlier this week, Justice Rajesh Bindal was appointed as the acting chief justice of the common high court for the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

He is the senior-most judge of the high court

 

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