Mizoram longs for separate judiciary: CM

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Aizawl, May 20: Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has said the people in the state are keen on having a separate judiciary.

In a meeting with Gawahati High Court Chief Justice J Chamaleshwar here yesterday, Mr Zoramthanga told him that the people have been eagerly looking forward to the separation of judiciary from the executive.

Justice Chamaleswar also stressed on the need to ensure sufficient staff in the judiciary and assured the chief minister all possible help in this regard.

State Law Minister H Rammawi also presented eight point charter of demands, including induction order for the judicial officers (Mizoram Judicial Service) based on the recommendation of the High Court and the constitution of civil courts, during the meeting.

Moreover, the meeting discussed matters pertaining to draft notification of constitution of various criminal courts, notification -constitution of Mizoram civil courts, proposal for filling up of 13 posts of judicial officers, posting of district and sessions judges along with those for Aizawl and Lunglei districts, amendment of Mizoram Judicial Service Rules 2006 and Draft Mizoram Family Court Rules, 2008.

The meeting also resolved to bring officers of Mizoram Judicial Service under the subject of High Court disciplinary control with effect from June 16, 2005.

It also decided to increase the number of judicial services cadre to enable setting up of chief judicial magistrate and senior civil judges' court in each district.

Moreover, the meeting resolved to fill up those 13 civil judge cadre vacant posts through the MPSC.

UNI

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