The judgment was delivered by a division bench of Justice DD Sud and Justice DC Chaudhary on a petition filed by the HP Non-gazetted Judicial Employees’ Welfare Association challenging the validity of the 2005 Act.

"The act is a colourable exercise of legislation as it overrules the directions of the Supreme Court to implement the Shetty Commission recommendations uniformly throughout the country," the court observed.

(Agencies)

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