New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2010 on Tuesday.
A five-member oversight committee, headed by a former Chief Justice of India, to be formed as part of the Judicial Standards and Accontablity Bill approved by the cabinet, will look into complaints of misconduct by judges.
Non-gazetted Railway employees to get productivity- linked bonus equivalent of 77 days, Union Cabinet decides.
The bill aims at laying down judicial standards and establishing a mechanism to deal with complaints of misbehavior or incapacity of a judge of the Supreme Court or High Court. The Bill also proposes to make provisions for declaration of assets and liabilities of judges. Complaints would be referred to a scrutiny committee if found merit would be forwarded to a Judicial Oversight Committee which after investigating would refer to the President for action .
The bill proposes that a judge can be warned, taken off work, censured or admonished, depending upon the misconduct.
The proposed bill seeks to replace the Judges Inquiry Act, 1968.
(With inputs from PTI)