SC seeks vacancy status of judicial officers in country; summons RGs of HCs, Law Secys

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court directed all states, union territories (UTs) and the high courts on Tuesday to apprise it on the status of vacancies of judicial officers as on June 30 and sought personal appearance of all state law secretaries and the Registrar Generals of HCs before it on July 31.

The Apex Court, on October 22 last year, on its own had taken note of over 5,000 vacant posts of judicial officers in lower courts across the country and sought information from all the 24 high courts as also states.

“Regarding the issue of filling up of the vacancies in different cadres of the District and subordinate judicial services of the states and UTs, the concerned authority of the state governments/UTs and also the Registrar Generals of the jurisdictional High Courts shall inform the Secretary General of this court the position with regard to filling up of the vacancies in the judicial services in each state,” said a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. (AGENCIES)