Telangana vs Andhra again, this time over allocation of judges

RPT...Hyderabad: Police detain the Telangana Advocates’ who were protesting as a part of the ‘Chalo High court’ demanding bifurcation of the existing Hyderabad high court and immediate recall of provisional allocation list of judicial officers between the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in Hyderabad on Monday. PTI Photo (PTI6_13_2016_000157A)

As a minimum 2 hundred judges of Telangana went on mass casual leave for 15 days beginning Tuesdayas the agitation traumatic cancellation of the provisional list of judicial officers appointed in Telangana judiciary took a extreme turn. For the first time, scenes of judges of their robes protesting outside courtshad been witnessed today morning whilst outdoor the excessive courtroom some protesting judges had been bodily lifted and evacuated through police.
Telangana judges are disturbing that the 130 judges appointed recently to numerous courts in Telangana be recalled as they’re natives of Andhra Pradesh, and therefore their appointment became blatantlyunlawful and in opposition to the rules stated in the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014. those 130 judicialofficials had opted to work in Telangana and have been as a result posted right here by the excessivecourtroom.
Telangana judges say that the high courtroom did now not observe suggestions of allocating in forty:60 ratio between Telangana and AP, as in step with the population and guidelines under the AP Reorganisation Act 2014. The Telangana Judicial officials association even alleges that the 18 high court docket judges hailing from AP motivated the HC’s decision to allocate folks hailing from AP to Telangana judiciary. Of the 21 judges in HC, 18 are from AP and most effective three are from Telangana.The protestadditionally introduced to the fore again the difficulty of bifurcation of the excessive ourt and organisingseparate HCs for Telangana and AP. despite the fact that, the nation has been bifurcated and new state of Telangana created, the excessive court docket has not been divided and is still one which means thatthat judicial officials may be posted anywhere in AP or Telangana.
Telangana judges are announcing that because the excessive court docket is yet to be divided, the HCmust have knowledgeable the branch of personnel and training (DoPT) while allocating judges so thatthey might had been published in keeping with their nativity.
“HC must have communicated with DoPT and Union regulation Minister in this problem rather thanarbitrarily posting humans from AP in Telangana judiciary,” one of the suspended judges said Tuesday.
In latest weeks, as a minimum 900 judicial officers who had been operating in various courts in united APhave been divided among the 2 states. within the first week of might also one provisional list of allotment of judges to lower courts turned into issued. As consistent with the listing, 335 judicial officials wereallotted to Telangana even as 495 had been allotted to AP. however, of the 335 judicial officials allottedto Telangana, as a minimum 130 are natives of AP who opted to paintings in Telangana, in line with the Telangana Judicial officials association. The affiliation factors out that presently 234 district judges are serving in each the states and that they needed to allocated in line with forty:60 ratio.
thus, 94 judges have to were allocated to Telangana and a hundred and forty to AP. but, the HC allottedsimplest 84 district judges to AP and left forty six vacancies at the same time as appointing 102 district judges in place of ninety four. Of the 102 district judges allocated to Telangana, 72 are from AP andsimplest 30 are from Telangana. All this become prompted with the aid of judges within the HC,” one judicial officer said.
The protest against this provisional allocation quickly turned to agitation for a separate excessive court for Telangana.
it’s miles more than two years now; we have a separate kingdom but we are with out a excessive court. The Centre had advised the CMs of Telangana and AP to speak about and allocate separate buildings forsetting up separate HCs however even as Telangana is ready to allocate separate constructing for APhigh court, AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu has now not made any pass but,” says president of Telanganarecommend Joint movement Committee T Sriranga Rao. officers in AP say that space for AP HC has beenallotted at Amaravati alongside the capital homes, and it’d be mounted quickly.
T Sriranga Rao and others met Union law Minister D V Sadananda Goud and Secretary (personnel) DoPT Sanjay Kothari to talk about the issue. Goud assured the delegation that he could speak with performingchief Justice Dilip P Bhosale to kind of the difficulty.
11 judges—district, senior civil, and junior civil—were suspended thus far for protesting after performingleader Justice Dilip P Bhosale took a totally serious view of the conduct of the judges and their violation of the code. the ones suspended consist of Telangana Judicial officers association president k Ravinder Reddy, IV Metropolitan magistrate at Nampally criminal Courts, and preferred secretary G Varaprasad,additional Civil choose at Ranga Reddy courts.