Telangana decides to move Supreme Court on junior judges recruitment

Hyderabad High Court had issued a notification to fill 34 vacant posts of junior judges

Hyderabad: The Telangana government has decided to move the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Hyderabad High Court not to make any appointments till the subordinate judiciary is divided between the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Sources close to the TS Chief Minister’s office said Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao held a review meeting with advocate general K. Ramakrishna Reddy and law secretary Santosh Reddy in view of the on-going agitation by Telangana advocates demanding separation of the co-mmon High Court and also to stop the recruitment of junior civil judges.

The Hyderabad High Court had issued a notification in February to fill up 34 posts of junior civil judges in the states of AP and Telangana and the written examination is scheduled for March 8.

Sources revealed that the officials informed the Chief Minister that the division of subordinate judiciary is yet to take place and there was no mention in the AP Re-organisation Act regarding a common subordinate judiciary for both the states till separation.

Sources said that in such circumstances if the appointments are done by the common High Court, which has jurisdiction over both the states considering both states as a common unit it would result in injustice to the people of Telangana.

The Chief Minister advised the AG to explore the possibility of approaching the Supreme Court against the recruitment.

Based on his advice the AG left for New Delhi and is likely to file the petition after Monday.

( Source : dc correspondent )
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