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HC declines to stay judges' recruitment

Written by: Staff
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Indore, May 12(UNI) The Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court has declined to stay recruitment of 150 civil judges Class II, but ruled that the recruitment process would come under the ambit of the court order on a PIL challenging reservation of more than 50 percent posts.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice A K Patnaik and Mr Justice A M Sapre issued the order on Wednesay on the PIL, filed by Mr Akash Rathi, challenging allotment of only 61 posts for general category in the recruitment advertisement published on May 1.

The bench also transferred the case to the principal seat at Jabalpur.

While declining to stay the recruitment, the court said civil judges were not appointed in the state during the last four years and judicial administration, particularly in subordinate courts, would be affected if the recruitment was stayed.

Pointing out that a total of 89 posts, including 28 backlog posts, were reserved, the petitioner cited a ruling stating that the reserved posts should not exceed 50 per cent.

UNI AA-SP VD BD1445

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