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UT nod to creation of 10 judges' posts, forwards approval to Centre

The UT administration informed the Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday that it had forwarded its approval to the Centre for creation of 10 new posts of judicial officers and 76 posts of supporting staff for 10 new courts in Chandigarh sessions division.

chandigarh Updated: Aug 20, 2013 19:45 IST
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The UT administration informed the Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday that it had forwarded its approval to the Centre for creation of 10 new posts of judicial officers and 76 posts of supporting staff for 10 new courts in Chandigarh sessions division.

UT home department joint secretary MM Sabharwal made the submissions by filing his affidavit in the court headed by chief justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul. On this, the court granted two weeks' time to the Centre to inform the action taken on the subject.

The court was informed that this would have an additional financial implication of around Rs 3.33 crore per annum. Of the 10 approved new judicial officers' posts, four posts are of additional district and sessions judges, two of civil judges (senior division) and four of civil judges (junior division).

Sabharwal also informed the court that average rate of filing of cases per month in Chandigarh district courts was 9,400, whereas it was 50,400 in Punjab district courts and 58,800 in Haryana.

As of now, there are a total of 20 judicial officers in Chandigarh district courts that include one district and sessions judge, five additional district and sessions judges, one civil judge (senior division), one chief judicial magistrate and 12 civil judges (junior division). Also, there is one special court of the Central Bureau of Investigation presided over by additional district and sessions judge.

The case will now come up for hearing on September 13.