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SC said- This is a violation of the boundary of sharing of powers between the judiciary and the executive.
The Supreme Court has upheld the continuous summoning of government officials by the High Courts. The court said, “Judges should also know their limits. They should have humility. They should not behave like kings. It is also against the public interest to summon officers again and again.
This can lead to delays in many important works. The observation was made by a bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hemant Gupta. The bench was hearing a petition challenging the notice issued by the Allahabad High Court to the health secretary of Uttar Pradesh. The court said, some cannot justify the practice of summoning officers again and again by the High Courts.
It is not right to put pressure on government officials, they are bound to take decisions in the interest of the government
The Supreme Court said, “It is not right to summon officers and put pressure directly or indirectly on them to pass orders as per their wish.” This is in a way a violation of the boundary of the division of powers between the judiciary and the executive.
Government officials are bound to take decisions in the interest of the administration. The court always has the right to overrule the decisions of the officers which do not stand up to judicial review. But the repeated summoning of officers cannot be appreciated.