Whether we can expect few reformatory steps from C.J.I.in order to betterment as citizens of country

New
chief Justice of India advocates transparency and accountability in the
appointment of judges in various High courts.
The CJI said he intends to write to all high court chief justices
“bringing more transparency and wider consultation” in appointment of
judges. “Consultations to be done with 2-3 judges outside the collegium
and with 2-3 lawyers of good eminence,” he said. 
The CJI said he
would be writing today to all chief justices of high courts in the regard.
“Expanding consultations is with a view to have wider information. To have
a better person, a suitable person, wider inputs always help in a proper
decision. What I mean is knowledge of law, social behaviors, legal acumen and
court behavior. A lawyer knows more than judges about other lawyers behavior
outside court,” he explained. 
But he
was quick to clarify that his comments must not be seen as expressing any
reservation against the collegium system of appointments.
“This is only for
additional inputs.
There is no tinkering
with the memorandum of procedure prescribed by the ministry of law,” he
said, adding that “other than the collegium system there is no other
suitable system.” Referring to the judicial appointments bill, the CJI
said if it is constitutional then it is valid else “courts will
see”. 
If all is going well in judiciary , then why there is
large scale resentment and chaos of citizens against the function of judiciary.
Even C.J.I. is articulating about reform .On number of occasions ,apex court
delivered sermon for other organs but itself remained impotent to curb the
anarchy in the subordinate judiciary. The burning question of nepotism ,
Hon’ble C.J.I. threw the ball in the court bar council , whether he really
can’t do any thing in this direction or don’t want to do. Whether article 32 is
available for poor and downtrodden. Even middle class can’t approach to supreme
court as can’t afford expensive lawyers. According to apex ,article 32 ensures
right to justice as fundamental right to citizens.
Reminding bar
councils and associations about their responsibility, Justice Lodha, who took
over as 41st CJI on Sunday, said there was little the judiciary could do on
relatives of judges practicing in the same HC. “What can a judge do if
some lawyers don’t adhere to ethics? The bar and the bar councils must step in
and take action. It is unfortunate that the role bar councils are required to
play they not doing but judiciary is being blamed,” the CJI said. 
“If my son or
daughter does not follow the code of conduct then bar has to take action,”
he said, adding that bar should also be vigilant on the issue of
“bench-hunting” which cannot be tolerated.
On a question if
some sections are poorly represented in the judiciary, the CJI said,
“Judiciary knows no class, no caste, no majority, no minority. I believe
talent is available in all categories. A talented lawyer should be spotted
early by the judges and they should then watch his conduct before
inducting.” 
The CJI admitted
that sexual harassment complaints against retired apex court judges had dented
the image of the institution but reiterated that a mechanism was in place as
per the law and Vishakha judgment has culminated in law, which has to be
strictly followed. “Every act which is not good for society is also not
good for judiciary,” he said. 

2 comments on Whether we can expect few reformatory steps from C.J.I.in order to betterment as citizens of country

  1. In November 2011, a former Supreme Court Justice Ruma Pal slammed the higher judiciary for what she called the seven sins. She listed the sins as:

    1-Turning a blind eye to the injudicious conduct of a colleague
    2- Hypocrisy – the complete distortion of the norm of judicial independence
    3- Secrecy – the fact that no aspect of judicial conduct including the appointment of judges to the High and Supreme Court is transparent
    4- Plagiarism and prolixity – meaning that very often SC judges lift whole passages from earlier decisions by their predecessors and do not acknowledge this – and use long-winded, verbose language
    5- Self Arrogance – wherein the higher judiciary has claimed crass superiority and independence to mask their own indiscipline and transgression of norms and procedures
    6- Professional arrogance – whereby judges do not do their homework and arrive at decisions of grave importance ignoring precedent or judicial principle
    7- Nepotism – wherein favors are sought and dispensed by some judges for gratification of varying manner.[18]When the judicial member of apex court itself accepted these lacunae , then accountable functionaries have no moral right to justify its stand.

  2. Whether accountable functionaries wants to initiate reformatory steps. Why there is sheer anarchy in the judiciary ? Each chief justice of India talks of reform and accepts the anarchy in the judiciary but in the name of reform ,ball is thrown in the courts of others.

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