High Court judges’ positions to be filled soon: Law Minister

10 Jan,2018

Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Law Minister Anisul Huq on Tuesday said judges will be appointed to fill vacant positions in the Appellate Division and High Court soon.

While speaking to reporters after the inauguration of a 21-day workshop for the officials of the judiciary on electronic procurement (e-procurement), he recalled there was a time when the Appellate Division had worked with only three judges.

The minister said the Appellate Division will get the judges it needs to manage its load, adding his ministry will recruit accordingly.

Asked when the recruitment process will commence, Anisul said the process would get underway by the end of January or start of February.

He also added that through the 10th Bangladesh Judicial Service, a gazette will be issued of recruiting shortlisted candidates.

During the inauguration, the law minister also said that it was the dream of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to create a contemporary judiciary division, which is now being realized by her daughter, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

He added that in order to increase the skill of the judges, the ministry has decided to send them abroad for further development.

Praising the relentless progress made by the current government, he said that in order to eliminate corruption, the process of electronic procurement  - which ensures transparency and accountability – is a must.

He urged future judges to conduct their cases with due diligence, while also requesting them to remain alert about anybody misusing the Anti Corruption Act.

The inauguration was chaired by Judicial Administration Training Institute Director General Justice Khondkar Musa Khaled.

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