The government on Friday said there is no proposal to increase the retirement age of Supreme Court judges but steered clear of giving a commitment on increasing the retirement age of High Court judges.
The Madras High Court on Saturday directed the police to get a man, who had repeatedly filed "vexatious" petitions levelling charges against its judges, medically examined to ascertain his mental health.
A woman additional district and sessions judge in Gwalior, who had alleged sexual harassment against a Madhya Pradesh High Court judge, Tuesday, moved Supreme Court expressing dissatisfaction over setting up of a committee to look into her complaint.
A proposal to change the existing system of appointment of judges in the Supreme Court and the High Court is "under active consideration", Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad said in Rajya Sabha on Friday.
The Law Commission on Monday recommended setting up of additional courts, increasing retirement age of subordinate court judges and recruitment of new judges as some of the steps needed to deal with the perennial problem of delays and pendency of cases plaguing the judicial system.
Two senior advocates Wednesday told the Supreme Court to devise some measures to deal with complaints of sexual harassment against its former Judges who are holding position in tribunals and other quasi judicial bodies.
China has publicly identified for the first time police officers, judges and prosecutors who violate disciplinary rules in a bid to address widespread discontent over officials that undermine the rule of law, state media said.
Favouring a relook at the present system of appointment of judges, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley suggested raising the retirement age of Supreme Court and High Court judges to improve the functioning of the judiciary.
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.
Asserting that Government must have a say in the appointment of judges, Law Minister Kapil Sibal has said that a proposal to replace the 20-year-old Collegium system to choose judges will be moved "very soon" before the Cabinet.