In a handout issued on Wednesday, LHC Inspection Team Member Abdul Sattar informed all district and sessions judges in Punjab that regular inspection would be carried out in their respective districts as per the newly-designed pro-forma.
The sessions’ judges have been asked to make arrangements with the courts working under their jurisdiction on a priority basis for the smooth conduct of the upcoming inspection.
To evaluate the integrity, conduct and impartiality of judicial officers, transfer applications made against them, grounds agitated and result thereof would be scrutinised. The inspection judge will examine remand cases allowed to know whether remand order was essential or the case was shelved off to avoid full-fledged judgment. The record of contested decided cases will be reviewed by the inspection judge to form an opinion about the judicial abilities of the judge under inspection.
Inspection judges will also go through files in which disciplinary action has been taken against the officials of the court, including the process serving agency.
All registers maintained by readers or Ahlmads of civil or sessions courts will be presented for perusal of the inspection judges. Inspection judges will also visit record rooms and Bakhshi Khanna of the courts to improve their conditions, witness court proceedings in their respective districts and carry out jail inspections for ensuring better facilities to the prisoners.