PM Narendra Modi calls for all India judicial service, CJI for introspection

Calling for lessening the burden on the judiciary, he said the government is the “biggest litigant”.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 1, 2016 7:52 am
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PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi on Monday pitched for an All India Judicial Service, linking it with the inclusion of Dalits and disadvantaged sections “in this system”. Meanwhile, Chief Justice of India T S Thakur, who shared the stage with Modi, called on the judiciary to “introspect about the public perception about our rectitude,” warning against “aberrations” that bring “disrepute to the entire institution”.

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“The All India Judicial Service has been a subject of discussion. There is controversy, but dialogue, controversy and communication (vaad, vivaad and samvad) are key components of democracy. Discussion and debate should take place,” said Modi, speaking at the Delhi High Court’s golden jubilee celebrations.

“Can the Dalits and exploited sections get a chance to join this (judiciary) system? Can any new system be evolved,” asked Modi. “The challenges are big, but running away from challenges does not work… We will have to do it together,” he said.

Calling for lessening the burden on the judiciary, he said the government is the “biggest litigant”. “The judiciary spends its maximum time on us. Us does not mean Modi, but the government,” he said, adding that the load can be reduced if cases are filed after taking a considered view.

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On a lighter note, Modi asked those present to smile, reminding them that they were celebrating the golden jubilee of the Delhi High Court. “I never had the privilege to be in a court but I’m told the atmosphere there is serious. Its influence is seen here too. It’s the golden jubilee, smile a bit… I understand the seriousness on the dais so that no wrong perception is created. But here (among audience), I don’t think there is any problem,” he said.

Modi also called for effective legislation that leaves less room for interpretation and discrimination.

Addressing the function, CJI Thakur talked about the “tremendous pressure” on courts in view of the “avalanche of cases”, stressing 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”. The CJI said financial constraints cannot stand in the way of making access to justice a reality.

Turning the spotlight on the judiciary, the CJI said, “We also need to introspect about the public perception about our rectitude. It is painful sometime to see aberrations occurring at some level or the other, which bring disrepute to the entire institution. I think the Delhi High Court has achieved much, but in terms of ensuring that such incidents do not happen, there is much more to be done. I would only hope that brother judges at all levels take extra care not to give any room for any doubt about anything which is unreasonable and which is not in tune with judicial ethics and professional rectitude.”

While complimenting the Delhi High Court for its good work, the CJI said he hoped that the judges would continue to do their best “notwithstanding the difficulties that we are all aware of, notwithstanding the denial that you may be suffering, notwithstanding the criticism that may be heaped on you for many things that could have been done but have not been done.”

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First Published on: November 1, 2016 5:29 am
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    Kishan
    Feb 11, 2017 at 7:10 am
    me kishan aap ko batana chata hu ki delhi nerala,bawana 1100039 ke p kiraar ro ko 300Rs ka from bhar kar plot diya ja raha h to ye goverment k teraf se h ya nahi request h aap jarur bataie ye ga ok ple..........
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      Ram
      Nov 1, 2016 at 6:19 pm
      Indian judiciary is one of the most corrupt in the world but they often take very high morale stand for themselves. Indian judiciary is burdened because there in vast corruption and they want to keep milking their clients hence doesn't wish to resolve the cases quickly.
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        Dini.vino
        Nov 1, 2016 at 1:23 am
        Modi is fooling around. He knows that FKING INDIAN JUDICIARY IS AN ARRANGEMENT TO FOOL THE PEOPLE. EVEN THAT BLDY BUTCHER WAS BAILED FOR HIS MACRE OF 3000INDIAN CITIZENS.
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          Anil
          Nov 1, 2016 at 3:08 am
          Nice try...the executive and judiciary are supposed to be different pillars of the Democracy. If an All India Judicial Service is formed, it will naturally be heavily influenced by the government's executive pillar. Where do these outlandish ideas come from?
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            Dr.Alok Jain
            Nov 1, 2016 at 8:34 am
            First be a part of democracy not try to lord democracy.let their be an independent body to appoint judges and not this collegium system.
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              Chandrashekhar Deshpande
              Nov 1, 2016 at 6:15 am
              Tears on the dias is the best solution for revamp in judiciary. If such regulation is adopted then also there will be quota and the justice as it is seen will be delivered on caste, religion basis.The leading lawyers will have to shelve their shelfs of books which otherwise are ets for kabaadiwals.
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                bharat sharma
                Nov 1, 2016 at 3:06 am
                EACH INDIAN IS BORN PHILOSOPHER and EACH INDIAN IS A LONG STORY SO INTROZPECTIOnN is ruled ruled out! Do the work precisely for rest INDIA. Communication does not mean favour of own ideas
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                  hariom parkash
                  Nov 1, 2016 at 5:40 am
                  I want prime minister make announcement we start a flight in every district to capital Time is money. My dream every man can fly in the sky. Make Airport in every district
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                    Harish Choudhary
                    Nov 1, 2016 at 2:34 am
                    PM is a great visionary. We should feel proud of such a great PM.
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                      Kannan Kandasamy
                      Nov 5, 2016 at 1:46 pm
                      Judges selection must be thru All India Judicial Services examination. If IAS, IPS, IFS are selected thru merrit why not IJS? Implement Art 312 which clearly says Judges recruitment is thru merrit - All India Judicial Exams
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                        Manu USA
                        Nov 1, 2016 at 1:11 am
                        Possible, but money politics plays big part there too.
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                          V V
                          Nov 1, 2016 at 12:48 pm
                          Any thoughts for making judiciary free from corruption.lt;br/gt;Those who have to go to court know facts. Law books have pages laden with currency..
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                            Sanchith Krishnan
                            Nov 1, 2016 at 2:45 am
                            It is a good idea. It is also an opportunity to relook at all other Civil Services and introduce a 21st century approach while revamping the other services.
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                              Sangeeta Pole
                              Nov 1, 2016 at 6:41 am
                              The cases before the revenue courts also should not be allowed to be pending for more than 5 yrs.Case under Hyd Abolition of Imams Act is pending decision at Beed Maharashtralt;br/gt;Gajanan Pole.
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                                Shyamal Ganguly
                                Nov 1, 2016 at 12:45 pm
                                sume = Make an between you an me. Why should this service be under Executive? It could be an autonomous body under Judiciary.
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                                  Shyamal Ganguly
                                  Nov 1, 2016 at 1:36 am
                                  Hey Muslim, MODI had nothing to do with Godhra riot. 1200 Muslims died along 800 Hindus. YAAA HSAN YAAA HOSSAIN - log ko itna maris to abhi tak ro raha.
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                                    Shyamal Ganguly
                                    Nov 1, 2016 at 1:39 am
                                    Modi is brilliant. He is directly telling the CTI (Chief Thief of India), COLLEGIUM is pe. Lets pick the brilliant people in the job.
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                                      vijay
                                      Nov 2, 2016 at 7:09 am
                                      ... and there is no way to find an affordable and competent and reliable Advocate.... no official ratings are available...the entire judiciary is bunch of mediocrates and hypocrites and the main roadblock to the justice to the litigants....the definition of trial court is required to revisit so as to make justice available and affordable to one and all....
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                                        vijay
                                        Nov 2, 2016 at 7:15 am
                                        Selection of judges should be by judges only....present system is defective because it has retained both the functions with them i.e. making list of judges to be appointed and short listing for final appointments....they should retain one part and give other to the rest of the collegium....this can easily end all the defects and controversies of the existing system.....
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                                          Indian
                                          Nov 1, 2016 at 12:53 am
                                          The selection of HC and SC Judges who hold immense power after appointment and is very difficult to be removed should be transparent. ............. WE INDIANS have a RIGHT to know which all LAWYERS were considered by the SC COLLEGIUM and why someone is selected or rejected. ......... AAM INDIANS should know atleast six month in advance the name of LAWYERS being considered for appointment as Judges. ................................ ELSE a JUDICIAL SERVICES like IAS, IPS, IES etc should be commenced wherein judges are selected after compeive exams at lower judiciary level and gets promoted to HC and SC based on promotion apprisal.
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