Gazette on trial court judges’ disciplinary rules issued

11 Dec 2017, 20:15

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Dhaka: The government has finally issued the gazette notification on the disciplinary rules for lower court judges.

In consultation with the Supreme Court and the consent of the President, the Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry published the gazette in the afternoon, Public Relations Officer of the ministry Dr Rezaul Karim told UNB.

Earlier in the day, Law Minister Anisul Huq while addressing a programme at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city said the gazette would be published on Monday.

‘All the suggestions of the Supreme Court were taken into considerations. There’s been enough drama with the disciplinary rules. But, there’s no conflict between the judiciary and the executive. The process was delayed as a person tried to politicise it,’ the minister said.

The lower judiciary was officially separated in November 2007 but the disciplinary rules for lower court judges had not been formulated.

On December 2, 1999, the Supreme Court in the Masdar Hossain case issued a seven-point directive, including formulating separate disciplinary rules, for the lower court judges.

The Law Ministry on May 7, 2015 sent a draft of the rules to the Supreme Court which was similar to the Government Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 1985.