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State gets more time to publish gazette on judges’ conduct rules

State gets more time to publish gazette on judges’ conduct rules
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The six-member full bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, passed the order on Monday when Attorney General Mahbubey Alam pleaded for two weeks' time for the matter

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has granted the state more time for finalising the service rules and conduct for lower court judges and publishing a gazette notification on it.

The six-member full bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, passed the order on Monday when Attorney General Mahbubey Alam pleaded for two weeks’ time for the matter, reports BSS.

“Not this week,” said Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha during the hearing.

Earlier on July 2, the apex court had granted the state two weeks’ time for finalising the service rules and conduct and publishing a gazette notification in this connection.

On the same day, Law Minister Anisul Huq had expressed hope that the state would be able to finalise the gazette by July 15.

“Conduct rules for the lower court judges’ would leave an impact on the discipline of the judiciary. We are now scrutinising all the relevant issues regarding the rules so that it cannot be questioned once the gazette notification is published. I am hoping the gazette would be published by July 15,” he said.

The law minister called on Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha at latter’s office on Monday and apprised him of the development in this regard.

After the meeting, the law minister told reporters that the gazette notification on the service rules and conduct for lower court judges’ will be finalised by July 20 and he hoped that the apex court will not hear the matter on Monday.

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