Law ministry wakes up finally to the Punjab and Haryana high court crisis
Judicial appointments have never been this shoddy in India, it's a new low
In what could be called another troublesome development from the Indian courts. This time a momentary crisis hit the Punjab and Haryana High Court, where the helpless registry office of the court notified the concerned authorities that it does not have a Chief Justice.
The letter stated that there was no "communication regarding the appointment of Chief Justice or Acting Chief Justice"
"And that it's already 7:30 PM"
As per the roster prepared on January 8 earlier this year, some matters listed before division bench included the Cheif justice which was supposed to be heard on May 4, 2018.
The retiring Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice SF Vazfidar's remarks in blue ink finally managed to wake up law ministry from a coma. Chief Justice SF Vazifdar wrote, "I cannot and in any event would not like to arrange the roster for the period after my retirement. Please seek orders from the senior most judge".