Govt: Col­legium didn’t fol­low SC line on sex­ual ha­rass­ment cases

The Asian Age - - Nation -

New Delhi, March 30: The SC col­legium had dis­re­garded a com­plaint of sex­ual ha­rass­ment made by a woman ju­di­cial of­fi­cer against her su­pe­rior, while con­sid­er­ing his name for el­e­va­tion to the Kar­nataka high court on two oc­ca­sions, se­nior gov­ern­ment func­tionar­ies said on Fri­day. Re­ject­ing Jus­tice J. Che­lameswar’s re­cent charge that the ex­ec­u­tive was stalling the ju­di­ciary’s rec­om­men­da­tions on ap­point­ments, they said the gov­ern­ment was in no hurry to take a call on the rec­om­men­da­tion of the col­legium to el­e­vate prin­ci­pal dis­trict judge P. K. Bhat. The com­ments came in the wake of Jus­tice Che­lameswar’s charges ear­lier this month in a let­ter to the CJI. He had urged the CJI to con­sider con­ven­ing a full court to take up the is­sue of al­leged ex­ec­u­tive in­ter­fer­ence in ju­di­ciary, cau­tion­ing that “the bon­homie be­tween the ju­di­ciary and the gov­ern­ment in any State sounds the death knell to democ­racy”.

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