HCs seem to be averse to All India Judicial Service
New Delhi: High Courts in the country seemed
to be averse to the suggestions of various Law Commissions
recommending formation of All India Judicial Service on the
lines of the civil services.
Of the 14 high courts, which have given their opinion to
the Centre on the proposal for formation of such a service,
only Rajasthan and Patna high courts have agreed to it, a
report of Ministry of Law and Justice said.
High courts of Himachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh have
not given their views, while the Delhi High Court has
expressed reservations on the issue but has not given any view
whether the country should have such a service.
High courts of Sikkim, Allahabad, Jharkhand, Gujarat,
Madhya Pradesh, Madras, Kerala, Uttarakhand and Bombay have
not favoured the proposal.
The 11th Law Commission in its 116th report felt that the
formation of such a service through competitive examination
would attract brilliant young men and women and thus the best
talent all over the country would come to judiciary as in
respect of All India Civil Services.
In a reply to the Rajya Sabha recently, Law Minister M
Veerappa Moily had said, "In the national consultation for
strengthening the judiciary towards reducing pendency and
delays held in October this year, which was attended by the
Chief Justice of India, Supreme Court judges, Chief Justices
of all high courts among others, it was, inter-alia, resolved
to establish All India Judicial Service through an open
competitive examination ensuring the best possible selection."
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