Judicial Standards And Accountability Bill

  • Government focused on judicial reforms in 2012 December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Judicial reforms were the flavour of the year as the government focused its efforts on bringing a bill on judicial accountability and kept up its plans to change the present system of appointment of judges where the executive has little say. In March, the Lok Sabha passed an...
  • Bill to bar judges from making unrelated comments November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The government is set to retain in Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill the controversial provision that gags judges of higher judiciary from making observation in courts during hearing of cases. Contesting that prohibiting judges from making observations that had no bearing on the case before the court was...
  • Media should hold itself back a bit: Khurshid October 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Media should "hold itself back a bit", says Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid, reflecting growing concern over "trial by the media". Arguments are going on in the Supreme Court in the 2G matter and later the same matter gets discussed in TV studios with one particular anchor playing...
  • 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...
  • Cabinet approves judicial accountability bill October 5, 2010

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2010 on Tuesday. A fivemember 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. Nongazetted...