Woman judge raises objections over inquiry

Woman judge raises objections over inquiry

Woman judge raises objections over inquiry

A woman judge in Gwalior, who has quit her job accusing a Madhya Pradesh High Court judge of sexually harassing her, has raised objections to the inclusion of a High Court judge in the committee set up to go into her complaint.

She has also expressed her inability to attend an inquiry in Jabalpur if her travel expenses, boarding and lodging consistent with her status are not provided and safety and security not guaranteed.

In the alternative, she was willing to attend the inquiry in Delhi, she said in her letter to the Secretary of the Committee for preliminary enquiry set up by the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

She raised objections to the inclusion of Justice Ajit Singh of Gwalior Bench, who is heading the committee, as he was involved in a decision to transfer her to Sidhi "for not succumbing to the advances made by the accused judge", she said in the letter.

The woman judicial officer, who was of the rank of Additional District and Sessions Judge and who had expressed her willingness to appear before any enquiry by impartial and unbiased persons, has also questioned the committee for asking her to appear on a working day and in public glare.

She said the judge, who had harassed her sexually, was still discharging judicial and administrative functions over the staff who were working with her and have witnessed her victimisation.

The victim judge,  however, objected to the summons being sent to her husband and daughter to be present at the enquiry.

The woman judge has been asked to appear before the committee on August 19 in the High Court in Jabalpur.  The RBI Board advised the RBI to operationalise the restructuring, while taking into account the need to continuously keep communication channels open with stakeholders as the process moves forward.

RBI said HR restructuring proposals essentially revolve around bringing functional synergies in operations by grouping departments into clusters.

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