HCs seem to be averse to All India Judicial Service
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Last Updated: Friday, December 11, 2009, 20:08
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."


First Published: Friday, December 11, 2009, 20:08

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