New Delhi: A plea was on Wednesday filed in the Delhi High Court seeking directions to the concerned authorities for providing separate toilets to all judicial officers posted at Tis Hazari Court's complex here.
"Judicial officers in all district courts of Delhi have been provided with individual toilets attached with their respective chambers except Tis Hazari Court Complex (Principal Court building in Delhi), which is the oldest Court of Delhi, with maximum number of judicial Officers posted there.
"The petitioner(advocate) noted that all judicial officers posted at Tis Hazari Court are not provided individual toilets attached with their Chambers. Therefore, the situation(in this context) of judicial officers posted at Tis Hazari courts complex is not on par with the judicial officers having same rank posted at other court complex in the national capital," the PIL said.
A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath, however, asked the petitioner to make necessary changes in the cause title and file an amended writ petition.
The petitioner has made the Chief Justice the Delhi High Court a party in the PIL.
The petitioner in his PIL contended that he has got
information through RTI reply that there were only "20 judicial officers out of 123, who were not provided toilets attached with their respective chambers".
He said that a direction is necessary "because on one hand the government is spending crores of rupees on advertisement for causing awareness for installation of toilets at every house but on the other hand, iindividual toilets attached to the chambers of each judicial officers are not provided at Tis Hazari Courts at Delhi."
"Individual toilets may kindly be directed to be provided with immediate effect to at least all female judicial officers posted at Tis Hazari Courts, Delhi, during the pendency of the present petition," the plea added.