High Court: Notify Transport Court by March 29 : The Tribune India
Shimla, February 26
Expressing concern over the state government’s nonchalant attitude in failing to notify the state Transport Appeal Tribunal despite court orders, the High Court yesterday warned authorities that if the order not met by March 29, the court would take it seriously.
A divisional bench consisting of Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Jyotsna Rewal Dua granted the final opportunity for the state to give notice of the constitution of an independent transport tribunal within a month and listed the case. for a new hearing on March 29.
The court observed that despite the series of orders, the government had not taken any decision to establish a court and the case had been pending in court for four years. In its previous orders, the court ruled that the legal secretary could not perform the quasi-judicial functions of the court because presiding over the court, while simultaneously working as a legal secretary, could give rise to a conflict of interests. interests because he might have to be in that capacity to deal with the case involving the interest of the State.
The court made this order on a motion alleging that no exclusive and separate court had been constituted in the state. —