Chandigarh: The appointment of three Information Commissioners is in limbo. This condition arises due to delay in hearing of a petition in Punjab-Haryana High Court for removing ban from appointments. A bench of Justice MM Kumar and Justice RN Raina has fixed January 7 for next hearing.

On November 17, while banning the appointments the Court had said, “Appointments at key positions must be in accordance with the guidelines provided by a full bench.”

On other hand, Chief Minister, Opposition and Cabinet had given consent to Ajit Singh Chandurai’s appointment made by the Punjab government.

Advocate HC Arora had filed a petition in the Court stating that appointments should be stopped as it has violated the norms.

JPN/Bureau