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Punjab State Judicial Employees Confeder v. State of Punjab & Anr. - CWP-17242-2006  RD-P&H 4725 (24 July 2006)
C.W.P. No. 17242 of 1997
Date of Decision: July 20, 2006
Punjab State Judicial Employees Confederation and others.
State of Punjab and another.
CORAM: HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE M.M. KUMAR.
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE M.M.S. BEDI.
PRESENT: Mr. Manoj Sood, Advocate,
for the petitioners.
Mr. S.K. Bhanot, Sr. DAG, Punjab.
Mr. Deepak Sharma, Advocate
for the Chandigarh Administration.
M.M. KUMAR, J. (Oral)
This petition seeks issuance of direction to the respondents to create and sanction ministerial posts for Subordinate judiciary in the State of Punjab on the basis of administrative decision taken by the High Court in April, 1995. A perusal of interlocutory order dated 21.7.1999, passed by the Division Bench shows that the learned State counsel informed the Court that a Committee of four members was constituted for periodical review of the requirement of ministerial staff in the Subordinate Courts in the State of Punjab, CWP No. 17242 of 1997
which comprised of Special Secretary, Department of Information and Technology, Joint Registrar (Co-ordination), Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh, Joint Secretary Home (P), Department of Home Affairs and Justice and Officer on Special Duty (Legal), Department of Finance. As per the directions given by the Division Bench on 21.7.1999, the Committee was required to meet within a week from the date of the order and to take decision within 45 days by making recommendation in that behalf. A copy of the notification dated 20.7.1999 constituting the aforementioned Committee has been placed on record as Annexure A2 with C.M. No. 1417 of 2000.
Thereafter certain more interlocutory orders were passed by the Division Bench on 11.2.2002, 8.3.2002, 13.3.2002, 14.8.2002, 23.10.2002 and so on and so forth. The order dated 18.2.2003 indicates that even the work of computerization in U.T.
Administration, Chandigarh was included.
We have been apprised that computerization in the High Court as well as in the two States of Punjab and Haryana is being undertaken extensively and making a speedy progress. The Committee for reviewing the staff, which has been notified by notification dated 20.7.1999 has also been working. Therefore, we dispose of this petition by leaving it open to the petitioners to move an appropriate application for revival of the petition in case such a necessity arises. The aforementioned course has been adopted as extensive computerization has already been undertaken by virtue of huge fund which have been made available by the Central CWP No. 17242 of 1997
Government and NIC is implementing the project in the States of Punjab and Haryana as well as Union Territory of Chandigarh.
The writ petition is disposed of in the above terms.
July 20, 2006 JUDGE
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