Tribunal Chairman moved out after J&K HC observation

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New Delhi: The J&Okay administration has transferred Abdul Majid Bhat, chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Particular Tribunal. Earlier this month, a number of orders that he had handed got here beneath the scanner of the J&Okay Excessive Court docket, which frowned upon the “authorisation” given by Bhat to unauthorised constructions in Jammu.

Final week, a division bench of the HC summoned copies of all of the orders handed by him from the date of his becoming a member of as presiding officer of the tribunal. The copies had been sought to be examined by the registrar (vigilance) of the HC. “The style wherein presiding officer Abdul Majid Bhat of the tribunal is passing orders doesn’t encourage confidence,” the excessive courtroom noticed final week. Bhat was on Friday transferred as administrative secretary within the Administrative Reforms Inspections (ARI) and Coaching Division, a relatively much less important posting.

ET reported on October 6 that the HC had taken critical word of the orders handed by the tribunal by way of which people finishing up unauthorised constructions had been “let off” with a mere penalty. Aggrieved by the “unlawful” orders handed by the tribunal, the Constructing Operation Controlling Authority, Jammu, had petitioned the excessive courtroom, alleging that the tribunal “in routine is passing orders, that are completely opposite to the legislation. No distinction is thought to the presiding officer about illegalities and irregularities”.

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