All India Judges Association Vs. Union of
India & Ors  INSC 241 (15 April 1994)
M.N.(Cj) Venkatachalliah, M.N.(Cj) Mohan, S. (J)
1994 AIR 2771 1994 SCC (6) 314 1994 SCALE (4)5
are far from satisfied about the manner in which the direction of this Court
has been dealt with. It is not disclosed as to what effort was made by The
State Government for providing accommodation to judicial officers in the State.
Nothing has been mentioned in the affidavit filed by the Deputy Secretary of
the Legal Department as to what steps were taken immediately after this Court's
order to ensure implementation of its directions within the time- frame fixed
by the Court. The statement in the affidavit to the effect 728 "taking
into consideration the instruction of the Supreme Court for direction of
Judicial Officers quarters" (emphasis supplied) seems to convey that the
State Government treats it as a mere instruction. Unless the necessary
materials are placed before this Court as to what action the State Government
took to implement the Court's direction within the time-frame, we cannot extend
the time. We would, therefore, like the Chief Secretary of the State to file an
affidavit in this behalf and to inform us of the period within which the
direction will be complied with. Let a copy of this order be given to the State
counsel for transmission to the Chief Secretary.
this IA come up on 9-5-1994.