Increase judges` age but don`t employ them after retirement

Last Updated: Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 19:22

New Delhi: A lawyers` body has suggested to
the union government to increase the judges` retirement age by
three years at all the levels of the judiciary, including
the Supreme Court, but not to give any post to any judge after
his superannuation.

In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, All India
Bar Association said the government should increase the
retirement age of the apex court judge to 68 from 65, that of
high court judges to 65 from 62 and the trial court`s judges
to 62.

"The retirement age of the judges of Supreme Court, high
courts and district courts should be increased by three
years," said the letter written by AIBA chairman Adish C
Aggarwala while also urging the Prime Minister not to
reemploy judges after their retirement.

"After increase in the retirement age, the judges should
not be given any appointment in any commission or tribunal or
authority," said Aggarwala`s letter which he gave to the Prime
Minister yesterday on the eve of law day while presenting to
him the second edition of his book on the Constitution of
India.

AIBA chairman also urged the Prime Minister to provide
for financial autonomy for the judiciary and make it mandatory
that every new entrant to the legal profession work for two
years as a law clerk with a judge on suitable stipend.

"This will help in reducing the arrears of cases in
courts as the judges will get proper assistance and the
budding lawyers will also get necessary experience," said
Aggarwala.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 19:22

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