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HC keeps aside State govt's decision to sack labour Judge

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, June 16 (UNI) The Bombay High Court today set aside, the order passed by the State government in 1994, terminating the services of a probationary Labour Judge.

A division bench comprising Justices R M S Khandeparkar and S R Sathe held that in case of judicial officers, any such decision could only be taken after consulting the High Court.

Atique Mohammad Khan, the petitioner, was appointed as a probationary Judge at Bhandara Labour court in 1992 after clearing the MPSC examination. However, he got the orders for termination in July 1994, on the grounds that his performance was not satisfactory.

He challenged this order in the Bombay High Court.

The State government argued that since Khan was only on probation, the government need not have approached the High Court.

But the High Court rejected the argument, stating even in case of probationary judicial officers, consultation with High Court was mandatory according to the Constitution.


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