JAMMU, MAY 05: Hearing a case regarding the annual Darbar Move, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court today in a judgment said that rationalisation of Darbar Move is urgently required as present arrangement has become unworkable.
While hearing a PIL by Chief Justice, Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Rajnesh Oswal through Video Conferencing, the Coram observed that due to the spread of COVID-19 infection and variety of other reasons the Darbar Move has been rendered unworkable.
The High Court observed that the Darbar Move results in wastage of a tremendous amount of time, efforts and energy on inefficient and unnecessary activity (say, packing of records). It nurtures inefficiency and leads to lack of governance.
The HC directed that the judgment be served upon the Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi with the direction to place the same before the competent authorities for examining the issues raised and taking a considered decision thereon. It also directed that the judgment be served upon the Chief Secretary of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir with the direction to place the same before the competent authorities for examining the issues raised and taking a considered decision thereon.