Deciding a patch of petitions, the Supreme Court of India ruled that adhoc judges of the Fast Track Courts (FTC) have no right to the posts in question as the posts themselves were temporary and were bound to come to an end by efflux of time. The Court said “it is clear that these petitioners cannot claim any indefeasible right either to regularization or absorption.”
Among other directions, the Court ordered:
1) It declined to strike down the policy decision of the Union of India not to finance the FTC Scheme beyond 31st March, 2011.
2) It also directed that all the States, henceforth, shall not take a decision to continue the FTC Scheme on ad hoc and temporary basis. The States are at liberty to decide but only with regard either to bring the FTC Scheme to an end or to continue the same as a permanent feature in the State.