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Accountability process in judiciary exceptionally weak: Sibal

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 16:27

Noting that the process of accountability within the judiciary is "exceptionally weak", Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday said that discretionary powers with the Chief Justice of India result in very few judges being brought to book for corruption.

High cost of litigation a challenge before judiciary: Tewari

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 14:44

High cost of litigation is not only keeping away poor from getting justice but even making it unaffordable for upper middle class, Union Minister Manish Tewari said.

Judiciary urged to ensure easy access, speedy justice

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 15:56

Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Saturday urged the judiciary to ensure easy access of the common people to court as well as "early finality of dispensation of justice" to uphold its credibility.

Judicial Appointments bill not taken up by Cabinet

Last Updated: Thursday, August 08, 2013, 20:57

A bill which seeks to scrap the collegium system of appointing judges to higher judiciary could not be taken up by the Union Cabinet on Thursday due to the absence of Law Minister Kapil Sibal.

‘Raise judges’ retirement age to help judiciary’

Last Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 13:04

Raising the retirement ages of Indian judges and compulsory appointment of court clerks will help expeditious disposal of cases and restore people`s faith in the judiciary, an international legal expert has said.

Majority still outside protective umbrella of law: Kumar

Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2013, 13:18

Law Minister Ashwani Kumar on Sunday stressed on the need to strengthen the lower judiciary, saying a majority of the people were still outside the protective umbrella of the law.

People losing confidence in judicial system: Legal experts

Last Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013, 21:05

Expressing anguish over decreasing values in judiciary, legal experts on Friday said people are losing faith in the system.

Over 3 cr cases pending in courts in India: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, March 07, 2013, 14:32

Over three crore cases are pending in various courts across the country and this "unacceptable level" can be reduced by appointment of more judges and modernisation, Law Minister Ashwani Kumar said on Wednesday.

2012 saw courts doubting their power under anti-terror law

Last Updated: Thursday, December 27, 2012, 13:01

Year 2012 saw the trial courts dealing with several terror cases including those of the 26/11 Mumbai mayhem coordinator Abu Jundal and terror strike on an Israeli diplomat.

Lawyers` body to deliberate on state of Indian judiciary

Last Updated: Thursday, December 27, 2012, 08:31

A lawyers` body is to organise here on Monday a conference to delve into the present state of Indian judiciary and its "colonial hangover."

`Judicial accountability won’t take away freedom`

Last Updated: Saturday, September 08, 2012, 20:57

Government on Saturday said accountability would not take away judiciary`s freedom, but would only re-emphasise it.

‘Judiciary’s credibility depends on quality of judges`

Last Updated: Saturday, September 08, 2012, 20:50

President Pranab Mukherjee said the credibility of the judiciary will depend on the quality of the judges who man various courts in the country.