As per the resolution of the All Assam Judicial Employees’ Association (AAJEA), all the judicial employees of Golaghat district including the sub-divisional courts of Bokakhat and Dhansiri wore black badge to work on Thursday as a mark of protest for not implementing the recommendations of Justice Shetty Commission by the Assam Government.
The Commission was set up by the Centre under the chairmanship of Justice K Jagannatha Shetty in the year 2003 to examine the payment of allowances and improvement of service conditions of the non-judicial staff of the subordinate courts and report about the steps taken in each State/ Union Territory (UT) for improvement of their service conditions.
“The Supreme Court, while directing compliance by all States with the Shetty Commission recommendations, emphasised that the improvement in service conditions of the judicial staff is necessary for the administration of justice and rule of law, and accepted the Shetty Commission recommendations. The Court held that these recommendations are reasonable and do not involve any financial burden,” said Navajeet Saikia, executive member of AAJEA.
“But, till date, the State Government has not shown any seriousness to implement the recommendations of the Commission and by wearing black badge to work we urge the Assam Government to do the needful at the earliest so that the judicial employees can get the benefit as prescribed by the Commission,” Saikia further stated. However, the normal functioning of the courts went on without any hindrance.