A lower court judge in Tamil Nadu has sparked a controversy by issuing an office memo to his woman assistance for not washing his inner wear. The notice has outraged the judicial employees association, whose members are preparing to move the Madras High Court in the matter.
“Please explain within 7 days why disciplinary action should not be initiated against you for your failure to wash the inner wear which were put for washing in the Sub-Judge’s house, and for throwing them away disgustingly, and when your attitude was questioned by the officer and his wife for retorting in an arrogant tone,” read the office memo in question, which was issued on February 1 and signed by subordinate judge D. Selvam of Sathyamangalam court, reported a leading newspaper.
47-year-old Vasanthy, who has an ailing husband to look after, respond to the office memo, apologizing for the lapses in her duties, while requesting the disciplinary action against her be dropped.
Since then she had been doing the said “duties” at the judge's house without any protest.
The news report also claimed that the judge in question refused to comment on the matter when contacted.