THE creation of a separate All India Judicial Service is just a few technical steps away. The government has now no options but to go ahead with it after the recommendations of the Law Commission of India in its 1st, 8th and 11th reports, the directions of the Supreme Court of India and the guidelines recommended by the First National Judicial Pay Commission have a consensus on its creation.
Since the All India Judicial Service would be common to the
Union and the states and requires consent of the state governments and high courts, their views or comments were sought, M Veerappa Moily, minister of law and justice informed Lok Sabha.
Moily further said that the state governments, in principle, agreed with the proposal of formation of the service, but before giving effect to the formation of All India Judicial Service, a comprehensive deliberation be held. Moily said that it is expected that creation of such a service through competitive examination, would attract brilliant young men and women and thus best talent all over the country would come to the judiciary, as in case of other All India Services, and improve overall justice delivery system.
89,024 vacancies in safety categories
There are 89,024 vacancies in Indian Railways’ safety categories alone. The department has informed it to Parliament at a time when there has been a spate of train accidents.
Action and Appointments
a) Ravi Mathur, a 1979 batch Rajasthan cadre IAS has been appointed as additional secretary in the ministry off labour and employment.
b) Dr Thomas Mathew, a 1983 batch Kerala cadre IAS has been appointed as joint secretary in the department of economic affairs.
c) Ms B. Bhamathi, a 1979 batchd) Arvind Kumar, a 1988 batch UP cadre IAS, presently working as director in the ministry of information and broadcasting has been appointed as joint secretary in the ministry of information and broadcasting
Bihar cadre IAS has been appointed as additional secretary in the ministry of home affairs in the vacancy of Ms Anita Chaudhary.