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‘Stalemate over lower court judges’ disciplinary rules to be resolved soon’

Staff Correspondent     12 October, 2017 12:00 AM printer

‘Stalemate over lower court judges’ disciplinary rules to  be resolved soon’

Law Minister Anisul Huq on Wednesday said that the stalemate over lower court judges’ disciplinary rules and code of conduct would be resolved soon.


He said that the rules would be prepared in consultation with the apex court judges.


The minister was speaking with the journalists after a meeting with Acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah at the Supreme Court (SC).


The SC granted the government to submit the draft of the rules within November 5.


Anisul Huq hoped that the government and the apex court would reach at a consensus through a dialogue before November 5.


Earlier, Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, now on leave, rejected the draft of rules not being in line with the court’s expectation.


Anisul Huq held meetings with him on several occasions but failed to  reach at a consensus.


Later, the minister told journalists that Chief Justice Sinha would like to take away President’s power to deal with lower court judges’ appointment, promotion, transfer, suspension and termination issues.


Many think that the government might be able to reach at a consensus with the apex court as Sinha is on leave and he would retire in February, next year.


On Sunday, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam commented that the government would make disciplinary and service rules for lower court judges without curtailing President’s authority in this regard.


He made the comment while addressing journalists after the SC granted the government time till November 5 to submit the draft of the rules.

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