New Delhi: Taking a step towards making its system transparent, the Indian Judiciary for the first time has posted the figures of administrative and disciplinary action taken against the judges of subordinate courts on its website on Friday.

As per the figures, 75 judges retired after an internal inquiry was conducted during the period January 2010-March 31, 2011, while probe against 305 Judges is still pending amongst which the highest numbers of Judges come from the courts of Uttar Pradesh.

The SC, in a bid to win over public trust, initiated this process.

According to statistics, after a departmental inquiry last year, 55 from District Judge Cadre, 16 of Civil Judge Senior Division Cadre whereas 4 civil judges of Junior Division Cadre have been granted permanent retirement after a work review at the age of 50, 55 and 58 years respectively.
Also, the Apex Court has imposed a major penalty on 38 judges and minor penalty on 35 judges of the lower courts.

Notably, the review charts posted on the website has 8 volumes whereas the remark column in the charts is empty.

JPN/Bureau