Judiciary is not a 9 to 5 job, come up with something extra in justice delivery system: Chief Justice of India

Last Updated: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 19:02 hrs

Ranchi: Chief Justice of India Justice Altamas Kabir, on Saturday, called upon the judiciary to come up with something 'extra' to deliver justice to the rich and the poor alike.

"As Justice S J Mukhopadhaya said, judiciary is not a 9 am to 5 pm job. There should be something extra to work, and there is a reason to that also," Kabir said here while speaking on "Judicial Excellence in Dispensation of Justice."

In his speech earlier, Justice Mukhopadhaya said it was not a 9-5 job and asked the judicial officers to do their homework perfectly so that they could be well prepared in dealing with the next day's work.

Sharing Justice Mukhopadhaya's view point the Chief Justice said judges had the privilege which only the Almighty could do, and that was to judge people.

"And you are a human being with power to sentence a person. So the power that is there has to be exercised in a manner which can only lead to benefit of the litigant and the common man for the justice delivery system," Justice Kabir said.

Emphasing on the importance of chair of the Justice, the Chief Justice stressed upon compassion, patience and keeping up-to-date judicial information to meet the common man's expectations in the justice delivery system.

Stressing on the importance to be abreast of the law, which is not static as it expands with every decision and decisions are altered, he advised to use modern technology to keep abreast of the law.

"Speedy justice is very desirable. But it should not sacrifice good quality for quantity. Alongside speed, concentration, focus, ability to listen to people is very important. Patience is an important virtue," he added.

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