Policy of judges' transfer from one HC to another be scrapped:Mish

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Allahabad, Sep 15 (UNI) Former Allahabad High Court Bar Association president V C Mishra said the policy of transfer of judges from one High Court to another was of no relevance and need not be implemented.

In a press release here, Mr Mishra yesterday said it was felt that the transfer policy of the High Court judges was not implemented bonafide.

He claimed those judges who had no issues and whose kith and kin were not practicing, were transfered and those whose kith and kin were practicing, were retained.

Mr Mishra, who had also served as Chairman of the Bar Council of India, said at one time, the High Court Bar Association had demanded that a chief justice from outside and policy of transfer of judges whose kith were kin were practicing in the same court would improve its functioning and help maintain the confidence of litigants in the administration of justice. But now the bar felt that the transfer policy may not be implemented further.

He said a chief justice from outside also proved inconvenient for maintaining cordial relations between the bench and bar and also amongst members of the bench.

The reason of inconvenience emanated because a chief justice occasionally tried to impose the working style and traditions of the High Court from where he had come on transfer.

On the eve of the first visit of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice K G Balakrishnan in the Allahabad High Court, Mr Mishra appealed to him and the Central Government to immediately withdraw the transfer policy of judges as well as the chief justice from the purview of the High Court.


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