JUDICIAL SYSTEM

  • Cabinet approves constitution amendment bill for judicial appointments December 26, 2013

    The cabinet on Thursday approved a constitution amendment bill to make the appointment of judges more transparent, official sources said. A cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved the bill to make the process of appointing judges more participatory between the executive and the judiciary. This will be done...
  • Nitish orders for better police, judiciary system in state August 17, 2013

    Under attack from opposition over law and order situation, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday called for better coordination between the police and judicial system for effective check over crime. Kumar said this at a seminar cum workshop attended by Chief Justice of Patna High Court Rekha Doshit, Chief Secretary A...
  • Hooda demands separate High Court for Haryana April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday raised the demand for a separate High Court for the state to strengthen the judicial system. Hooda was addressing a conference of Chief Ministers of states and Chief Justices of the High Courts, held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi...
  • People losing confidence in judicial system: Legal experts March 30, 2013

    Kadapa: Expressing anguish over decreasing values in judiciary, legal experts on Friday said people are losing faith in the system. "Values in the judiciary, from lower courts to Supreme Court, are sliding and people are losing faith in the system," Kadapa district Justice CV Nagarjuna Reddy said. Acting Chief Justice of...
  • Fear in criminal minds can only be created through time-bound disposal of rape cases: Gul Panag March 11, 2013

    Is the govt sponsored anti-rape Bill good enough? Activist and former Miss India Gul Panag joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. It may or may not be good. But it is a start. People should strive to make it more efficient in the times to come. What...
  • We must revisit our notions of rape, marriage and sexual relations: Mihira Sood March 6, 2013

    Why is the government not willing to include marital rape in the new anti-rape Bill? Advocate Mihira Sood joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Hi Mihira, Do you think that people will misuse the marital rape if it gets included in the Anti rape bill? Asked by:...
  • Delay in justice a major challenge, says CJI Kabir February 17, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on Sunday said a major problem being faced in delivery of criminal justice was delay 'where the entire process takes almost 1516 years'. Delivering Justice PD Desai memorial lecture in Ahmedabad on 'Administration of Criminal Justice', Justice Kabir said, "Today a major problem is...
  • 'Judicial system needs change to deal with rape cases' December 26, 2012

    Guna: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh said on Tuesday there was a need to change the judicial system to deal with rape and corruption related cases. The Congress general secretary said that there was an unwanted delay in settling cases relating to rape or corruption as the accused had the...
  • Khurshid asks Anna to bring movement on track June 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Rejecting allegations of corruption levelled by Team Anna, Law Minister Salman Khurshid has hit back saying it is difficult to concede them the "monopoly of patriotism and honesty" and advised Anna Hazare that there was still time to bring his movement to the "legitimate" path. In a stinging...
  • Prez stresses on reforms to strengthen governance October 19, 2011

    Mumbai: Underlining the need to stand up to the challenges to effective democracy in an evolving nation, President Pratibha Patil on Tuesday pitched for electoral reforms saying the country's institutions should be rebuilt in accordance with demands of the changing times. "We need to deliberate and debate on ways to strengthen...
  • Judge selection process could be changed: Moily June 6, 2010

    New Delhi: The procedure of Collegium appointing judges to higher courts may undergo transformation with the government toying with the idea of changing the system in the wake of allegations of lack of transparency and delays. Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily says the government is "thinking" of making changes in...
  • Veerappa Moily ready with his judicial reform bill December 28, 2009

    Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily said on Sunday that he was considering a judicial reform bill which will help in fastening judicial proceedings and lay down standards for lawyers and judges. CNNIBN: What exactly is this judicial reforms bill you have been talking about? M Veerappa Moily: I have spoken...
  • Moily promises bill to make judges accountable June 26, 2009

    New Delhi: The United Progressive Alliance Government is set to cleanse the judiciary with Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily on Friday declaring that a bill would be introduced soon in Parliament to make sure that judges declare their assets and liabilities. "The government will introduce legislation on the disclosure of...
  • Moily for reforms, to act against corrupt judges June 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Continuity with change is the mantra the Manmohan Singh Government has come with and the Law Minister seems to be working towards major reforms in the judicial system. The reformist Veerappa Moily wants to clean the system and change the controversial legacy of his predecessor. starting with Justice Nirmal...