All subordinate courts in Uttar Pradesh have been ordered by the Allahabad High Court to guarantee that their orders, statements, and office reports are written in readable handwriting.
The Registrar General of the High Court made a statement to this effect on Saturday, January 29. The letter stated, “The Hon’ble Court has been pleased to direct that the Peshkars/Readers are duty-bound to write down the order in a legible manner, failing which, it may be viewed as misconduct.”
The Court noticed that several subordinate court orders, statements, and officer reports are written in such poor handwriting that they are difficult to read, and some are practically illegible. As a result, the Court ordered all District and Sessions Judges in the subordinate courts to guarantee that all statements and office reports on order sheets are written in clear and readable handwriting.
The letter stated that if any order, statement, or office report is written in an unreadable manner on the order sheet, the offending official will be issued a notice requesting an explanation, after which departmental procedures may be commenced against the offending official, as required by law.
If the directives are written in unreadable handwriting, the erring official will be requested to provide an explanation and may face departmental punishment, according to the single-judge.