State law officers' appointments subject to judicial review, rules Supreme Court

Murali Krishnan March 30 2016
public prosecutor

In a much awaited verdict, the Supreme Court has held that appointment of law officers without any transparent selection method will be amenable to judicial review and could be quashed.

A Bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice Kurian Joseph delivered the judgment in two separate cases filed by two law officers (petitioners) challenging the selection, appointment and regularisation of law officers in Punjab and Haryana. Both the petitioners were superseded by candidates with lesser experience when it came to regularisation of . . .

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