HC asks chief secy for adverse entries against HODs
Anguished over repeated non-compliance of court orders, the Punjab and Haryana high court has directed the Haryana chief secretary, SC Chaudhary, to make adverse entries against heads of the departments or officers who fail to comply with court orders and do not file replies in ongoing cases despite enough time provided to them.
The directions came from the division bench comprising chief justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and justice Arun Palli on Friday when Chaudhary was himself present in the court on court directions.
"We give time as much required by government. But even then compliance is not made. There should be some time schedule for compliance and filing of replies," said the chief justice addressing Chaudhary.
On this the chief secretary ensured the court that such mistakes would not be repeated in future and he had taken action at his end for developing a software that would reflect the dates with respect to compliance of court orders and also of submitting replies in the court hearings.
The high court had taken a suo motu notice in the case with regard to shortage of doctors across the state.
However, Chaudhary informed that in all the states doctors were running from villages to cities and from government hospitals to private hospitals. He further added that the main problem was with specialist doctors. The court was informed that though the interviews were being conducted but later the doctors do not join the department. It was informed that after de-reserving the vacancies of reserved categories because of non-availability of candidates, recently around 500 posts of doctors were advertised but since the Parliament elections have been announced now, these vacancies would be filled up only after election process is over.
On this the court said, "The only hope is that all endeavour should be made to continue efforts to fill vacancies of doctors."