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Directive to form HC?s Rule-Making Committee

A DIVISION bench of the High Court has ordered formation of the Madhya Pradesh High Court?s Rule-Making Committee to propose modifications and regulations as per changing times.

india Updated: Mar 20, 2006 13:50 IST

A DIVISION bench of the High Court has ordered formation of the Madhya Pradesh High Court’s Rule-Making Committee to propose modifications and regulations as per changing times.

The court’s directive came on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction to compile the MP High Court’s rules and orders for benefiting the common man.

The division bench comprising Chief Justice A K Patnaik and Justice Ajit Singh disposed of the PIL with observation that the committee will consider and recommend appropriate amendments to the existing rules to make it in tune with the present conditions.

On the issue of filing vague affidavits contrary to the rules by the party in certain cases mentioned by the petitioner, the bench said that parties or its counsels should bring it to the notice of the court concerned that would take appropriate action.

Gyan Prakash, in his PIL, stated that the High Court administration dismissed his application filed on January 10, 2006 under the Right to Information Act for a certified copy of the Madhya Pradesh High Court rules and orders especially pertaining to filing of the affidavit.

He filed a PIL when the certified copy was not provided to him. The petitioner said that the Madhya Pradesh High Court was established under the State Reorganisation Act of November 1956. Formerly, the Nagpur High Court had jurisdiction over areas of Madhya Pradesh, which was a part of Central Province.