Monday, November 7, 2011

44 judges face internal probe in UP

A list released by the Supreme Court shows Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of pending departmental inquries against its judicial officers.
While Uttar Pradesh has a total of 44 departmental probes pending against its judicial officers, Rajasthan comes a close second with 42 pending inquiries and Madhya Pradesh is third with 33.
The list, titled ‘Data Regarding Administrative/ Disciplinary Action Against Judicial Officers’, covers the period between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011. The authorities in charge of the investigations against the judicial officers are either the Registrar General or the Registrar (Vigilance) of the state high courts concerned.
As per the list, a total of 305 departmental inquiries are pending against the lower judiciary across 21 states. Of this, major penalities have been imposed on 38 judicial officers and minor ones on 35 others.

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