Acting on the recommendation of the Jharkhand High Court, the state government on Saturday notified compulsory retirement of 12 district judges, according to a Times of India report.
“The judicial officers were marked by the high court for their dubious conduct and, on the issue of probity, they were given compulsory retirement,” Secretary of personnel and administrative reforms department Nidhi Khare was quoted by Times of India as saying.
She further added that the 12 judges have been given three months’ salary and reimbursements as compensation.
The report cited sources saying that the government took the decision after the high court wrote to the state government in this regard. The judges who have been given compulsory retirement include district and additional sessions judges Anil Kumar Singh (Lohardaga), Girish Chandra Singh (Daltonganj), Girijest Kumar Dubey (Garhwa), Om Prakash Srivastav (Pakur), Rajesh Kumar Pandey (Latehar) and Umeshanand Mishra (Latehar).
The list also includes chief judicial magistrates Ram Jiyavan (Chaibasa) and Ramjit Yadav (Sahibganj). Other names are Ashok Kumar Singh, secretary of District Legal Services Authority in Garhwa, Arun Kumar Gupta, number 2 principal judge of family court in Godda, Rajnandan Rai, presiding officer at labour court in Hazaribag, Yashwant Kumar Sahi, district and additional session's judge-cum-special judge of fast track court (rape cases), Garhwa.