The fate of 24 MBAs of Jammu and Kashmir, who were selected for the post of court managers, continues to hang in fine balance as the law department and judiciary bicker over the recruitment procedure.
The post of court managers had been created by the government with the idea of reducing the burden of judges by delegating non-judicial or administrative work to trained management graduates.
The move was expected to help clear the backlog of cases.
The candidates were selected out of 2000 aspirants by the Public Service Commission on behalf of the law department.
It has been seven months since then, but the high court has refused to issue appointment letters saying it was not kept in loop at the time of selection.
"We have sent them (judiciary) an intimation informing them about the list of candidates selected. But it is unfortunate that the orders have not been issued for their appointment," said commissioner secretary law GH Tantray.
The registrar general of high court Suresh Kumar Sharma told HT that the law department and PSC did not follow proper procedure for the selection.
"The selection of court managers was done without the involvement of the chief justice of the state. It is a violation of mandatory recruitment procedure of the court," Sharma said.