The Allahabad High Court on 7th October, while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Uma Shankar Mishra, a High Court lawyer, directed that the photo identification system by the Allahabad High Court Bar Association (HCBA) to continue as it was earlier.
Earlier, the Court had on September 29th, stayed photo identification system and also use of identification numbers, the provisions as contained in Chapter IV Rule 3 of the Allahabad High Court Rules, 1952. However, by final order passed on Wednesday, the interim stay order has been vacated.
On the matter being taken up from the side of the High Court, Sri Manish Goyal, Advocate had appeared and produced before the Division Bench, comprising Justice V K Shukla and Justice Arvind Kumar Mishra, a copy of the Resolution passed by the Administrative Committee of the Allahabad Court, chaired by Hon'ble The Chief Justice wherein the following directives have been approved to be issued.
Read the Judgement here.