Govt gets more time to publish judges’ service rules

Dhaka,  Fri,  18 August 2017
Published : 06 Aug 2017, 12:30:54 | Updated : 06 Aug 2017, 12:34:13
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Judges' service rules: Another two weeks for govt to publish gazette notification

The Supreme Court has given two more weeks to the government for publishing the gazette notification on service rules for lower court judges.

On Sunday, the Chief Justice-led appeals bench granted a petition by Attorney General Mahbubey Alam.

After months of delays, the Law Minister Annisul Huq submitted the final draft to the Appellate Division for review.

But on Jul 30, Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha rejected it saying none of the recommendations by the court had been included in it, according to bdnews24.com.

Justice Sinha and other judges of the six-member Appellate Division bench then offered to sit with the state representatives, including the minister and attorney general to finalise the draft.

Following which, Minister Huq told the media that he would sit with the top court judges on Thursday (Aug 3), but later deferred it citing health issues.

This 2015 photo shows Chief Justice Sinha (left) and Law Minister Huq at a programme of the Judicial Administration Training Institute. This 2015 photo shows Chief Justice Sinha (left) and Law Minister Huq at a programme of the Judicial Administration Training Institute. The government submitted a draft of the rules for lower court judges last year to separate the judiciary from the executive.

The separation followed a historic Appellate verdict over a case filed by Judge Masdar Hossain.

It declared the judicial services independent, dissolving the judicial cadre of Bangladesh Civil Service on the grounds that it was incompatible with the constitution.

But the draft of rules submitted by the government last year were declared incompatible with the Masdar Hossain case verdict because it appeared similar to the Government Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 1985.

The Supreme Court then amended the draft and sent it back to the law ministry, asking it to finalise and submit it as a report. 

 
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