The Gujarat high court registry on Tuesday ordered compulsory retirement of 18 additional district judges from across the state after a review conducted by a panel of senior high court judges found their performance to be below expectation.
Judges from Gandhinagar, Amreli, Rajkot, Vadodara, Ahmedabad (city and rural), Mehsana, Nadiad, Bharuch, Surat and Vyara have been asked to retire after their performance review found them lacking, registrar general of Gujarat high court P R Patel said.
“The review was conducted by a committee of high court judges, who considered records of judicial officers in the cadre of additional district judges. After considering their records, it was decided to retire these judges compulsorily,” Patel said.
The performance review was conducted by the committee in the period of 10-12 months, during which time the records of judicial officers were reviewed and assessed. Based on this assessment, it was found that 18 officials had performed below standard, he said.
Names of the additional district judges who have been asked to retire, were yet to be known.