Will the quality of justice improve by the creation of National Judicial Service?

By at 1 April, 2010, 6:54 pm

National Judicial Service has been one of the most political-legal contentious issues in the judicial history of India. The debate has continued for years. On one hand the law ministry and the legislature intends to introduce the National Judicial Service in the country where as on the other hand the judiciary intends to postpone the same.

Why do judges oppose the commission of All India Judicial Service?

There are four basic ways of judicial appointments:-

1. By political institutions (Partially practiced in Italy and South Korea)

2. By judges themselves (Japan, Iraq and India)

3. By non-judge members (Brazil and Most American States)

4. Through Election ...read more Read More

Are We in The Wrong Hands? Credibility of Indian Judiciary on Sale

By at 12 December, 2009, 11:15 pm

In India we have Separation of Powers in a check and balance form. The three organs of the government i.e. the executive, the judiciary and the legislature have the responsibility to keep a check on the functions of the other.

Independence of Judiciary is an important feature to maintain rule of law and constitutionalism in the country. It is necessary that the judiciary is free from every political obligations. The independence of judiciary is granted by the constitution to protect the rights of the citizens, but unfortunately nowadays it is protecting the rights of the judges.

There are various instances in which ...read more Read More

Governing The Governors – Judges Declare Assets, Causes Stir

By at 13 November, 2009, 10:33 pm

After the declaration of assets by the Supreme Court Judges there is a lot of hue and cry everywhere. Some people are delighted by the transparency of the system others are scared by the consequences of the same.

Disproportionate property has always been a major concern for public officials. They have been haunted by the idea of public scrutiny and Right to Information Act and now the clutches of  law have even tried to catch hold of judiciary.

Supreme Court Judges have declared their assets voluntarily few days ago. However it is startling that the assets of some ...read more Read More