CPI wants establishment of National Judicial Commission

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 13, 2011 14:10 hrs

Communist Party of India (CPI) lawmaker D. Raja on Tuesday called for the establishment of a National Judicial Commission to remove anomalies in the Indian judiciary.

"Judicial Accountability Bill, in its present form, is inadequate. What we have been demanding is that the government should agree to constitute a National Judicial Commission. Appointment, removal, all the questions related to judges must be taken over by the judicial commission," said Raja.

"We do not have it (judicial commission), whereas you have some other countries having such a judicial commission. Why not India?" he asked.

The Union Cabinet is likely to discuss the Judicial Accountability Bill today. The Judicial Accountability Bill seeks to lay down judicial standards and provide for accountability of judges.

The Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill 2010 was introduced in the Lok Sabha last year. It was later sent to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel and Law and Justice. (ANI)

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