Nine high courts oppose all-India service for lower judiciary

Nine high courts have opposed a proposal to have an all-India service for lower judiciary, eight have sought changes in the proposed framework and only two have supported the idea, a law ministry document says. The document, sent to all members of the parliamentary consultative committee on law and justice, also states that most of […]

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Central selection in lower judiciary won’t affect state rules: SC

The Supreme Court today sought to dispel the apprehension that a proposal for a centralised selection mechanism for appointment of judicial officers in subordinate judiciary would affect the rules and regulations formulated by the states. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said the proposal has come forward so that vacancies could […]

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“Lower judiciary should give bail on personal bond”

In order to avoid overcrowding of prisons, the lower judiciary needs to be sensitised to allow inmates, already granted bail in minor offences, to be enlarged on personal bond if they cannot arrange a surety, Delhi government told the High Court today. The submission was made by Delhi government’s senior standing counsel Rahul Mehra before […]

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“Lower judiciary should avoid evocative verdicts”

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“Touch the chord of a layman” by drafting simple judgements. This was the suggestion given by Supreme Court Judge, Justice A K Sikri, to his colleagues, especially those in the lower judiciary. Addressing a session at the ongoing Kumaon Literary Festival here, he suggested that the lower judiciary should draft simple judgements as they may […]

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