In Hyderabad, TRS government is irritated, at the Union law and justice ministry’s for the delay in taking steps to bifurcate the High Court on the lines of Assembly, Secretariat and other institutions.
TRS MP B. Vinod Kumar said in a letter to the Union law minister that “The Centre cannot shirk its responsibility by citing lack of response from the government of Andhra Pradesh and the Chief Justice of the Hyderabad High Court, when the Supreme Court has given its concurrence”.
Mr. Vinod said that it is the responsibility of the Centre to establish a separate High Court for AP as per the AP Reorganization Act, 2014 and Article 214 of the Constitution of India.
“For the last eight months, there is no recruitment, promotions and transfers of the subordinate judicial officers. As a result, out of 147 district judges’ posts in Telangana, 57 are vacant. Out of sanctioned posts of 98 senior civil judges, 23 are vacant,” he said.
He said “The Chief Minister of Telangana expressed willingness of the government to provide accommodation to the High Court and the same has been communicated to the Centre in October last. The Telangana High Court Retired Officers and Employees Welfare Association requested the Chief Minister to take up the issue of bifurcation of judiciary”.