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    HC Judge transferred New Delh, March 12 A Madras High Court judge whose confirmation by India s Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan was questioned before the
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      HC Judge transferred

      New Delh, March 12 A Madras High Court judge whose confirmation by
      India's Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan was questioned before the
      Supreme Court was announced today to have been transferred to Andhra
      Pradesh High Court.

      President Pratibha Patil gave Madras High Court Judge S Ashok Kumar
      until March 25 to assume his new charge as Judge of Andhra Pradesh
      High Court, a Law and Justice Ministry announcement said.

      President Patil acting ''after consultation with'' Justice
      Balakrishnan directed Justice Ashok Kumar ''to assume charge of the
      office of the Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on or before 25th
      March,'' it said.

      The transfer order came even as the government is in the midst of
      filing in the apex court its memo of procedure followed in permanent
      appointment of judges on probation or Additional judges.

      The government was directed by an apex court Bench of Justices Arijit
      Pasayat and P Sathasivam to file the memo by April 10.

      The confirmation was challenged by former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan
      saying that in recommending it, the Chief Justice of India deviated
      from the norms which require his consultation with fellow apex court
      judges.

      Justice Ashok Kumar was one of eight Additional Judges appointed to
      Madras High Court in April 2003 whose services were extended beyond
      the customary two year term.

      Published: Thursday, March 13, 2008
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