Judicial Power cannot be invoked to run the administration of the High Court: P&H HC Division Bench finds Single Judge exceeded jurisdiction

Running of the High Court on the administrative side cannot be permitted to be taken up by each and every Judge on the judicial side as he thinks fit as that would lead to collapse of the system, the Division Bench said.
Chief Justice Ravi Shanker Jha (L) and Justice Arun Palli (R)
Chief Justice Ravi Shanker Jha (L) and Justice Arun Palli (R)

The Punjab and Haryana High Court was recently constrained to emphasise that the decisions touching upon High Court administration cannot be be taken on the judicial side (P & H High Court through its Registrar (Computerisation) v. Zahur Haider Zaidi and Ors).

A Division Bench of the High Court made the observation while setting aside directions issued during a bail hearing by a Single Judge of the High Court to ensure the availability of technical persons during video conferencing .

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