305 judges facing charges, 17 removed

As many as 305 judicial officers of the rank of District judge/Chief Judicial Magistrate serving in various courts of the country are facing departmental enquiries for misconduct.

Updated: Jul 08, 2011, 23:43 PM IST

New Delhi: As many as 305 judicial
officers of the rank of District judge/Chief Judicial
Magistrate serving in various courts of the country are facing
departmental enquiries for misconduct during the period
between April 1, 2010, to March 31, 2011.

Uttar Pradesh tops the list with 44, followed by
Rajasthan (42), Maharashtra (31), J&K(23), Gujarat(22) and
Andhra Pradesh (15).

Similarly, 17 judicial officers have either been
discharged/ discontinued from service during or at the end of
the period for misconduct.

In all 75 judicial officers of the said rank have been
prematurely retired on account of various charges, according
to the data furnished on Friday by the Supreme Court.

Major penalties were slapped against 38 Judicial
Officers while minor penalties have been imposed on 35
others.

PTI