Hyderabad: T-advocates on Thursday sought the intervention of Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan in the appointments of High Court judges and also allocation of subordinate judicial officers between AP and TS.
A delegation of advocates, led by Telangana High Court Advocates Association president Gandra Mohan Rao and Telangana Advocates JAC co-convener T. Sri Ranga Rao met Mr Narasimhan at the Raj Bhavan and submitted a representation seeking his intervention.
They said that the provisional allocation list published by the High Court was contrary to its guidelines and detrimental to the interest of the TS judicial officers and T-advocates.
They brought to the notice of the Governor that the Government of India, in consultation with the Supreme Court, allocated the existing strength of the High Court at Hyderabad in the ratio of 60:40 between AP and TS respectively.
The advocates said that since the High Court at Hyderabad was a common high court for both the states and judges strength is allocated between the two states in the ratio of 60:40, and in the combined High Court, so far 197 persons were appointed as judges. Of these 197, only 48 were from TS.
They complained to the Governor that instead of striving for the balance between both the states in the appointment of high court judges, the collegium recommended 10 names which perpetuated further imbalance and of the 10 names recommended for elevation as judges, only four were from TS....