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Appointment of P S Law is not the prerogative of state govt: HC

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Published on 26 Feb 2016 1:21 PM GMT

Appointment of P S Law is not the prerogative of state govt: HC
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Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Friday came heavily on Uttar Pradesh government for not appointing principal secretary law in the state.

The larger bench comprising of seven judges and led by Chief Justice Dr D Y Chandrachud asked the Advocate General that appointment of principal secretary (law) is not the prerogative of the state government, but it is the High Court who has the power under Article 235 of the Constitution of India to post a judicial officer on any post.

The Court made this remark after taking serious note of a letter written to registrar general of the High Court by a senior IAS officer Praveen Kumar. The court was of the view that such an important post cannot be left vacant for such a long period.

The Court said that principal secretary (law) should be appointed without any further delay and asked the advocate general of the state to inform the Court about the same.

Installation of CCTVs camera

The Court further directed the state government that all the CCTVs cameras which are installed in the High Court premises as well as in the district court should be brought into operation by March 2.

Biometric cards

The Court even asked the state government to invite the tenders for the preparation of the biometric cards as early as possible.

Under Vehicle Search Mirrors

The Court had further directed the police authorities of the state to start the checking of the vehicles by Under Vehicle Search Mirrors which had already been made available by the state government.

Lawyers rampage in Lucknow

In the matter of clash in between police and advocates, high court has asked to complete the investigation within one month and submit the report to the court. The Court has also lifted it's ban on an advocate under which one Vishal Dixit was restrained from entering any Court of the state.

Next hearing

The next date of hearing has been fixed for March 31.

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