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Govt gets two more weeks to issue judges’ conduct rule gazette

  • Published at 10:42 am February 13th, 2017
  • Last updated at 01:06 pm February 13th, 2017
Govt gets two more weeks to issue judges’ conduct rule gazette
An eight-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order on Monday morning. The bench said it was the last time the court was extending the deadline. On February 6, the court extended the previous deadline by a week in response to a petition filed by Attorney General Mahbubey Alam. On December 12, 2016, the Supreme Court asked concerned authorities to issue the gazette notification by January 15, 2017. Later, the deadline was extended till February 5. President Abdul Hamid had decided not to issue a gazette over the matter despite a court order requiring the government to do so. Then the bench said the president may have been misinformed. A historic Appellate Division verdict on the Masdar Hossain case mandated drafting a 12-point guideline on the separation of the judiciary from the executive. So far the Supreme Court has issued multiple orders asking the government to issue a gazette notification on the finalised rules.