The Gujarat High Court has reversed the promotion of 40 judicial officers and maintained the promotion of 21 others whereas altering their postings.
The resolution adopted the Supreme Court’s keep to the latest promotion of judicial officers.
Through two notifications issued on Monday, the High Court reversed the promotions of 40 judicial officers. It maintained the promotion of 21 others however modified their postings.
Among others, the High Court maintained the promotion of Surat Justice of the Peace HH Varma as an extra periods choose. As a Justice of the Peace, Judge Varma had sentenced Congress chief Rahul Gandhi to 2 years in jail in a felony defamation case associated to his “Why all thieves have the Modi surname” comment.
But the courtroom posted Mr Varma because the twelfth extra district and periods choose at Rajkot as a substitute of the 16 extra district and periods choose.
On May 12, a Supreme Court bench headed by Justice MR Shah, now retired, stayed the promotion of decrease judicial officers within the state.
The promotions had been in violation of the Gujarat State Judicial Service Rules 2005, amended in 2011, which state that promotions should be made on the precept of merit-cum-seniority and on passing a suitability take a look at, the Supreme Court mentioned.
Following the Supreme Court ruling, the High Court restored the unique decrease cadre of those judges.
The judicial officers, aggrieved by the keep, have moved the Supreme Court. The prime courtroom can be listening to the plea in July.
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