The Appellate Division of Supreme Court has deferred the hearing for an order on the issuing of gazette notification on the disciplinary rules for lower court judges, UNB reports.
A five-member Appellate Division bench, led by acting Chief Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah, passed the order following a time petition.
The SC fixed Wednesday for the next hearing.
On December 11 last, the government issued the gazette notification.
Later, on December 13, the SC fixed January 2 (today) for an order on the notification.
The lower judiciary was officially separated in November 2007 but the disciplinary rules for lower court judges had not been formulated.
On December 2, 1999, the Supreme Court in the Masdar Hossain case issued a seven-point directive, including formulating separate disciplinary rules, for the lower court judges.
The Law Ministry on May 7, 2015 sent a draft of the rules to the Supreme Court which was similar to the Government Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 1985.