SRINAGAR: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Saturday sought chief justice’s intervention over the non-availability of the president and member of State Consumer Protection Commission.
It also expressed anguish over non-availability of chairman and other two members of J&K Special Tribunal at Srinagar.
General Secretary of Bar, Bashir Sidiq, said that a meeting of the lawyers’ body was held at district court complex here and members, practicing in State Consumer Protection Commission and J&K Special Tribunal, brought to notice the matter.
They said that the post of President, Consumer Protection Commission is vacant for the last more than three months and the post of the member from last month. They said no steps have been taken by the government to fill up the posts so far. The members also stated that Pramod Jain, Chairman, J&K Special Tribunal is not holding the court at Srinagar for the last two months and as no Executive or Judicial member is available in Special Tribunal Srinagar, Sidiq said.
“As a result, the litigant people are suffering very badly. It was also stated that in Special Tribunal, Jammu not only the Chairman holds the court regularly, but the other two members viz. Executive and Judicial are also available there and they are functioning smoothly over there.”
He said that since the chief justice is the Head of the Judiciary in the State and has the power to oversee the functioning of the State Consumer Commission and the J&K Special Tribunal, the lawyers decided to write a letter to him and bring the matter to his notice so that immediate steps are taken to redress the grievances of the litigant public and the lawyers alike.