SC wants to take away president’s power over lower court judges: Law minister

PV Desk : The Supreme Court wants to “take away” the president’s power over lower court judges described in the Constitution, Law Minister Anisul Huq has said.

He made the remark after Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha said the government, while drafting the judges’ service rules, went against the Appellate Division’s advice.

The law minister recently submitted to the chief justice the final draft of the gazette, which has caused much tension between the executive and the judiciary.

But Justice Sinha rejected the draft on Sunday, objecting to some of its terms and regulations.

“Article 109 of the Constitution gives the High Court, not the Appellate Division, the authority to supervise all lower courts and tribunals,” Huq told a discussion on Monday.