Judges accountability bill taking final shape: Moily

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 22:49

Bangalore: The Judges Standard and
Accountability bill is taking a final shape and will come up
before the Cabinet, Union Law and Justice Minister Veerappa
Moily said today.

Speaking to reporters here, he said the bill envisages
laying down standards, discipline and ethics to be followed by
all judges.

"The bill is already taking final shape and is coming
up before the cabinet," he said.

Asked whether there was any proposal on selection of
judges in the wake of allegations of irregularities against
some judges, he said, "At present, whether the modus of
selection is right or not, new ideas are being discussed.

"We have not made up our mind on how to proceed. The
debate is on and we are looking into the matter."

On whether there should be a rule relating to the
appointment of judges of district courts, he said this was a
state subject and added that a joint meeting of chief
ministers and chief justices was held to discuss the issue of
National Judicial Service.

On disruption of work following a fortnight long
agitation by advocates of Rajasthan High Court and its lower
courts over alleged anomalies in recent recruitment of
additional district judges, he said a committee had been
appointed to look into the matter and "the agitation would die
down".

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 22:49

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