Himachal HC judges to make public their assets

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Shimla, Aug 30 (ANI): The judges of the Himachal Pradesh High Court also decided to make their property public, on the lines of Supreme court justices.

Earlier, the judges of Kerala and Delhi high court had announced their decision to make their assets public.

"A decision to declare assets has been taken unanimously by all the nine judges, including acting Chief Justice R.B.Mishra, after the apex court judges' resolve to make public their assets," V.K. Sharma, Registrar General of the High Court, said.

Sharma informed that the details of the assets of the judges would be put up on the high court's website at the earliest.

He added, "We are awaiting the guidelines that have been finalised by the apex court in this regard. As soon as we get these, the list of assets of the judges would be put on the High Court website."

The Himachal Pradesh High Court had adopted a resolution in 2008 that all judges should declare assets and investments in their name or in the name of their spouse.

Earlier on Wednesday, a meeting of the Justices of the Supreme Court chaired by Chief Justice K.G.Balakrishnan decided to make public the details of their assets.

The issue of disclosing of assets by judges caused a major debate after an article written by Justice Shylendra Kumar of the Karnataka High Court. (ANI)

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