HYDERABAD: With the protests against the allocation of sub-judicial officers intensifying, the Centre has stepped in and is likely to find an amicable solution to the issue.
In the background of lower court judges and advocates in Telangana revolting against the allocation of sub-judicial officers by the high court, on Saturday Acting Chief Justice (ACJ) Dilip B Bhosale met Chief Justice of India (CJI)T S Thakur in New Delhi and briefed him about the developments. Meanwhile Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao called on Governor ESL Narasimhan to discuss the matter. The meeting between the CJI and the ACJ of the Hyderabad High Court took place even as the Centre was trying to find a solution to the dispute. A delegation led by Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya met Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda a few of days ago, urging the Centre to intervene. He also met the CJI urging him to hold negotiations and resolve the issue.
It is against this backdrop, that Saturday’s meetings took place discussing the bifurcation of Hyderabad High Court and revision of the provisional list of allocation of judicial officers.
It is reliably learnt that Justice Bhosale briefed CJI Thakur about the present situation in Telangana.
In Hyderabad, KCR met the Governor and briefed him about the need to bifurcate Hyderabad High Court and to attend to the grievances of agitating judges and advocated. Recently, KCR had written to the Centre urging the latter to expedite the process of bifurcation of the High Court.
He also demanded an appropriate notification to take up the exercise of allocating judicial officers and employees be issued only after the bifurcation of the Hyderabad High Court.
Meanwhile, a delegation led by Telangana High Court Advocates’ Association president Gandra Mohan Rao, Telangana Advocates JAC chairman M Rajender Reddy and Federation of Bar Associations president G Jithender Reddy left for Delhi to meet the CJI who gave them an appointment for Sunday.