Judicial ethics should not be compromised at all: CJI T S Thakur

"It is painful to see sometimes aberrations occuring at some level or the other which bring a disrepute to entire justice system," the CJI said at an event to celebrate 50th anniversary of the establishment of Delhi High Court.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 31, 2016 7:55 pm
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Judicial ethics should never be compromised as aberrations could bring disrepute to the entire justice system, Chief Justice of India T S Thakur said on Monday, asking the judges to introspect about the public perception regarding their rectitude. “We need to introspect about public perception about our rectitude. It is painful to see sometimes aberrations occuring at some level or the other which bring a disrepute to entire justice system,” the CJI said at an event to celebrate 50th anniversary of the establishment of Delhi High Court.

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“I think Delhi High Court has achieved much, but in terms of ensuring that such incidents (aberrations) do not happen, there is much more to be done. I only hope that brother judges at all level take extra care not to give any room for any doubt or anything that is not in tune with judicial ethics and professional rectitude,” Justice Thakur said.

The function was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi High Court Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice B D Ahmed and other judges of the apex court and high court.

The CJI said financial constraints cannot stand in the way of making access to justice a reality which cannot be achieved if people have to wait for years for their cases to be decided. “Financial constraints cannot stand in the way of making access to justice a reality. That is absolutely in tune with our Constitutional philosophy that access to justice should be a reality and it cannot be a reality if people have to wait for years and years for their cases to be decided,” he said.

Thakur said this after Kejriwal, who also addressed the gathering at Vigyan Bhawan in the capital, assured support of his government in improving infrastructure and recruitment of more judges in judiciary.

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    Madhavaraj
    Oct 31, 2016 at 8:13 pm
    Dear Mr Chief Justice Sir,lt;br/gt;I appreciate your concern for the present state of affairs in the justice system existing in our country. Let me bring out one malafide in the omission of High court judges. Can some body tell me why a high court judge have to reserve a case for months and years after hearing all the arguments on the case?. what is that stops him to giving out the judgement? Please check the state of affairs of Kerala High court.You can find so many cases pending or reserved for judgments for years even though the case status portal will tell you otherwise.lt;br/gt;As a suggestion, If the judges are not able to find enough time then the arguing lawyers write the judgement and and the justice can modify it as his own judgement.
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    SUDHIR CHADHA
    Nov 3, 2016 at 10:40 am
    The Hon'ble Chief Justice and Hon'ble Collegium Members of Supreme Court,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Jai Hind,lt;br/gt;To keep the Judicial ethics in high esteem, the Judges should be posted in the High Courts other than the place where they were practicing earlier and their wards should not be allowed to practice at the place where there Kins are judges can transform the system, as the Judges are appointed under the collegium system out of the practicing Advocates, Legal Luminaries and promotion of Junior Judges to High Courts. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; It will reduce the chances of any negative impact which can influence the Judges .
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    Babubhai Vaghela
    Oct 31, 2016 at 3:22 pm
    Whom is #JudgeTSThakur #ChiefJusticeOfIndia a Beneficiary of Secret and Scandalous #Collegium with Unelected and Unaccounted Judges selecting Judges KIDDING?
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