Bilaspur. The Division Bench of Chief Justice PR Ramachandra Menon and Justice Partha Pratim Sahu has asked the state government why the President post in the industrial court remains unoccupied?
Advocate Malay Jain, in his PIL filed before the High Court, said that the State Government appoints the President in the Industrial Court after receiving the High Court recommendation. It is mandatory to appoint the president immediately under the Chhattisgarh Industrial Relations Act 1960. The state government does not want to fill this post. During the hearing, it was revealed that the High Court had recommended a name for appointment to this post. Despite this, the state government did not appoint the president. The petitioner says that the state government is trying to keep the Labor Justice Service under its control. It is a direct attack on the independence of the judiciary.
The Division Bench has summoned an answer from the State Government within two weeks.