SC accepts gazette on Judges’ disciplinary rules


MNA National Desk: The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday accepted the gazette notification on the disciplinary rules for lower court judges.

A five-member Appellate Division bench, led by acting Chief Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah, granted the disciplinary rules citing that the government issued the gazette giving primacy to the opinions of the apex court at every stage.

After various delays the government finally submitted another draft of the service rules on Dec 11. The state then submitted it as an affidavit to the Appellate Division.

Though it has settled the matter of the gazette, the court has maintained its observations regarding the Masdar Hossain case, which served as the impetus for the clarification for the service rules.

The case was first brought before the Appellate Division on May 30, 2012.