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Himachal high court judges to make assets public

Shimla, May 19 (Calcutta Tube) Judges of the Himachal Pradesh High Court will declare their assets to the public Friday, Chief Justice Kurian Joseph said here Wednesday.

‘All the 11 judges in the high court would be declaring their assets May 21. The list of the assets would be posted on the official website of the court for scrutiny. It would be updated every financial year,’ he said.

A decision to declare assets was unanimously taken by all the judges at a meeting chaired by acting Chief Justice R.B. Mishra in August last year.

Justice Joseph, who was sworn in as chief justice Feb 8 this year, announced soon after assuming charge that he was in favour of judges making their assets public.

Besides the Supreme Court, the high courts of Kerala, Karnataka, Delhi and Punjab and Haryana have publicly declared the details of assets and properties of serving justices.

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