Parliamentary panel resents judges' 'unwarranted' comments
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Aug 29: A parliamentary panel examining a Bill on judicial accountability is understood to have recommended that judges should "restrain" themselves from making "unwarranted comments" against other constitutional bodies or persons in courts and favoured bringing such behaviour of judges within the purview of judicial standards.
Terming such remarks by judges as "unfortunate", the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice and Personnel looking into the Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2010, is learnt to have recommended that "there is a need to bring such behaviour of judges within the purview of judicial standards".
The Committee is likely to table its recommendations to both Houses of Parliament tomorrow.
"The Committee feels that Clause 3 (2) (f) should be expanded by specifically mentioning that judges should restrain themselves from making unwarranted comments against other constitutional/statutory bodies/institutions/persons in open court while hearing cases," the committee is understood to have said. The Committee has also suggested inclusion of two non-judicial members as part of the proposed National Judicial Oversight Committee authorised to initiate probe into allegations of corruption against senior judges. The Committee in its report is learnt to have recommended inclusion of one MP each from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in the National Judicial Oversight Committee.
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