Delhi HC dismisses PIL seeking to discontinue summer vacation of the Court

Delhi HC dismisses PIL seeking to discontinue summer vacation of the Court

The Delhi High Court yesterday dismissed a PIL [WP(C) 4138/2013] seeking to discontinue summer vacation enjoyed by the Court.

Observing that the Petitioner was not aware of how the Delhi High Court functions, a Division Bench comprising of Acting Chief Justice BD Ahmed and Justice Vibhu Bakhru said, “Most of the judges spend substantial part of vacation time in writing the judgements at their offices.” The PIL was filed by Prakash India, a registered society run by Suraj Prakash Manchanda. Manchanda, a retired bank officer, had appeared in person to argue his case.

The Petitioner suggested that, either the judges should avail the vacation on rotation basis like the police officers or the High Court should curtail the number of vacation days to 10 or 15 instead of 30 days. Rejecting this proposal the Court said, “Unfortunately other organisations cannot be compared with court system. It is neither practically feasible nor advisable to work in rotation. It might become absolutely chaotic.”

Live Law had earlier reported that that the Supreme Court reopened on Monday after a long summer vacation of 49 days.



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