India`s legal system is lazy, says Arun Jaitley
Bangalore: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and eminent lawyer Arun Jaitley believes India`s legal system is "lazy".
At a BJP state legal cell lawyers conference here today, the senior party leader spoke about the need for legal reforms which hasten the process of an otherwise "lazy" legal system in India.
He asked if there is a need for changing procedural and substantive laws in India. "We certainly need to increase the strength of judges in the country many fold".
Jaitley advocated scaling up of the strength of judges by 20 per cent each year so that the number doubles in five years.
How to appoint the best as judges is a challenge as the best are not getting attracted to judiciary, he expressed.
According to him, the practice of the Government having a final say on appointment in higher judiciary earlier and judges appointing judges now are not successful systems.
In this context, Jaitley suggested formation of a national judicial commission before which matters pertaining to judicial appointment and discipline be placed.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- 11-year old Odisha boy to get football training at Bayern Munich in Germany
- China warns India against deploying BrahMos cruise missile in Arunachal Pradesh
- One killed in TV channel office attack in Karachi
- Gujarat: Journalist working for local daily found dead in his Junagadh office
- Watch: How floods throw normal life out of gear across country
- SHOCKING! This film director wants to 'spit' on PV Sindhu's achievement in Rio Olympics
- Prakash Javadekar commits a blooper, says Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel, Subhas Chandra Bose were hanged
- Absconding rape accused AISA leader Anmol Ratan to apply for anticipatory bail
- Silly to have advertised my Chevalier award: Kamal Haasan
- Chikungunya outbreak in Delhi: Symptoms, tips to stay safe!