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Kerala HC to State Govt: Consider & Decide on Proposal for Increase in Superannuation Age of HC Staff

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Aastha Thakur

Published on: 21 December, 2022 at 23:33 IST

Kerala HC assigned the concerned government authorities to consider and decide on the proposal made by a Committee of Judges regarding enhancement of age of superannuation of its staff, in light of judicial reforms proposed on the basis of ‘Model Digital Court’.

Justice Devan Ramachandran said, “It is thus clear that, on one side, it is obligatory on the Government to consider the proposal of this Court in its proper perspective; while, on the other, the requirement of experienced staff for it, during the transitory period, is unexpendable.”

The HC directed the state government to come up with their decision at the earliest. It was also suggested to consider all important aspects, especially the enhancement of the age of superannuation. It was advised in order for smooth transition of experienced staff in accordance with ‘Model Digital Court’.

Further, it was added by Justice Ramachandran that, “The said letter thus makes the unequivocal recommendation that the services of its experienced staff are required to be utilised during the transitory stage,”

The Government counsel told the court that the government is indeed considering the proposal and appropriate decision will be made favouring the recommendations.

Case Title: Sajeev Kumar P.P. v. State of Kerala