Judicial Accountability Bill

  • BJP not interested in halting corruption: Narayanasamy March 3, 2014

    Chennai: Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday charged the BJP with not being interested in halting corruption as it had not supported the passage of an amendment Bill to the Prevention of Corruption Act in Parliament. "As the principal opposition party, the BJP should have supported the anti-corruption [amendment] bill, but...
  • Govt won't undermine judicial freedom: Khurshid August 16, 2012

    New Delhi: A day after the Chief Justice of India cautioned the government against tinkering with the independence of judiciary, Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday said judicial freedom was paramount and a proposed law on judicial accountability will not undermine it. He said after Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia...
  • 3 anti-graft bills which faced roadblocks in RS December 30, 2011

    New Delhi: All three major anti-corruption bills - Lokpal, Judicial Accountability and Protection of Whistleblowers could not be passed in the Winter Session of Parliament as the government was not able to muster support from its allies and the Opposition. While the Lokpal Bill met with an anti-climax on Thursday midnight...
  • LS to take up Judicial Accountability Bill today December 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Wednesday will be taking up another much-anticipated piece of legislation, the Judicial Accountability Bill. The bill seeks to set standards for judges and a credible mechanism to investigate into complaints of misbehaviour and incapacity of a judge of the Supreme Court or High Court....
  • Judicial Accountability Bill to be taken up tomorrow December 27, 2011

    New Delhi: The much-talked about Judicial Accountability Bill that will provide for accountability of judges and establish a credible mechanism for investigating individual complaints of misbehaviour will be taken up by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Pawan Kumar Bansal said the Lok Sabha will take up the...
  • Winter session extended by three days: Bansal December 21, 2011

    New Delhi: The winter session of Parliament, which was scheduled to end on Thursday, has been extended by three days from December 27 to discuss Lokpal Bill and other legislations. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said this in the Lok Sabha while tabling the 33rd report of the Business Advisory...
  • Winter session extended for 4 anti-graft bills December 20, 2011

    New Delhi: The UPA government, facing flak for not taking strong actions to curb corruption, has decided to extend the winter session of Parliament has for three days till December 29 to pass four crucial anti-graft bills - the Lokpal Bill, the Citizens' Charter Bill, the Judicial Accountability Bill and...
  • Govt clears three bills ahead of all-party meet December 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Under fire for being soft on corruption the cabinet on Tuesday cleared three key anti-graft Bills ahead of the all-party meet on Lokpal on Wednesday. The Judicial Accountability Bill, Citizen's Charter Bill and Whistleblower Bill were cleared by the cabinet. But the Civil Society is cautious about commenting...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 13, 2011

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  • Govt clears 3 bills to counter Team Anna, Opposition December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Tuesday cleared three major anti-corruption bills – Citizen's Charter Bill, Judicial Accountability Bill and the Public Interest Disclosure and Protection to Persons Making the Disclosures Bill (Whistleblower's Bill) – in a crucial meeting. The Cabinet, however, met amid reports of clearing four crucial bills, including...
  • Cabinet meet to clear crucial bills today December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet will meet on Tuesday evening to decide on the Food Security Bill, Sonia Gandhi's flagship programme. While the Lokpal Bill won't be coming up for discussion but keeping Team Anna's demands on agenda the Cabinet will also take decisions on the Judicial Accountability and Citizens...
  • Judges must declare their assets: Bill August 30, 2011

    New Delhi: A Standing Committee report on the Judicial Accountability Bill was presented in Parliament on Tuesday. According to the Bill, judges should restrain from making unwarranted comments against constitution statutory body while hearing cases. The judgement is regarding the need to change behaviour of judges within the purview of...
  • Judicial Accountability Bill finalised August 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Amid demands from Team Anna that judiciary be also brought under Lokpal, the Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill finalised by a parliamentary panel has recommended inclusion of two public representatives in a committee to probe senior judges facing corruption allegations. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice and...
  • No ultimatum given to govt: Kejriwal May 31, 2011

    New Delhi: Social activist Arvind Kejriwal has denied any rift within the civil society group on the Lokpal bill and said that they have not issued an ultimatum to the government following Monday's meeting that ended after the two sides disagreed on all key issues. "We have not issued any ultimatum....
  • Former CJI's family has assets worth crores March 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice KG balakrishnan and the current NHRC chief Justice KG Balakrishnan was investigated by the Kerala police in connection with allegations of disproportionate income against his family. An internal report looking into the assets of close relatives of Balakrishnan was prepared by the special branch of Kerala...
  • Cabinet to discuss judicial accountability bill October 5, 2010

    New Delhi: The Union cabinet will be meeting on Tuesday to discuss legislation on holding judges accountable for misconduct. The crucial bill, which could be passed today (Tuesday), did not come up in Parliament in the monsoon session due to considerable opposition to it. Remember Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had...
  • Judges ready to give account of wealth: CJI July 25, 2009

    Chennai/ New Delhi: All hurdles for a Bill to make judges give information about their wealth and properties have been cleared. The information will be confidential, but Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan on Saturday said judges would not oppose the Bill. "We have been already doing it --...