High Court marked Registrar Vigilance inquiry against DRT Presiding Officer
The Punjab and Haryana marked an inquiry into the allegations of misconduct and misdeeds, by S. Harcharan Singh, presiding officer , DRT-I, Chandigarh. DRT I hears cases related to Haryana, Chandigarh, and Himachal Pradesh. The Registrar Vigilance has been asked to submit the inquiry report by July 28. The registrar of DRT I has been ordered to be present during next hearing. The court also impleaded union ministry of finance banking division party in the case and has also ordered its officer to be present in the court during hearing.
It was so shocking to hear that Harcharan Singh even passes orders in some cases on such dates when even those cases are not listed before DRT I AND II. The DRT I and DRT II(for Punjab) has been given ordered by Court to update their websites and cause list of daily cases and daily orders and also final judgements on the respective website.
The court has also ordered Registrar Vigilance to interact with the members of Debt Recovery Tribunal Bar Association, Chandigarh during the enquiry who had leveled accusations of misbehaviour and irregularities against Harcharan Singh.
It is commonly seen and observed by various bank officers that Hracharan Singh misbehaves with them after summoning them and his approach is malevolent against them. To the relief of Bank officials, the court has ordered that no bank official would be called in DRT.
DRT Bar Association president IP Singh submitted that senior bank officials have taken up the issue with the centre but no action has been taken so far. It has also been brought into court notice that Harcharan Singh got CCTV Cameras removed from there within a week of his joining. DRT Bar Association President GS Anand and RS Bhatia, and other advocates also raised their grievances against the conduct of Harcharan Singh.