Chief Justice of India wants incompetent judicial officers to be retired

December 12th, 2008 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Dec 12: Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan has recommended retirement from service of any judicial officer who is unfit, ineffective, incompetent or has doubtful integrity.

In a communique with Chief Justices of all High Courts, CJI Balakrishnan said: with a view to provide that a judicial officer who is unfit, ineffective, incompetent or has doubtful integrity may be retired from service even before his continued utility is assessed in terms of directions of the Supreme Court in All India Judges Association case.

Minister of Law and Justice H R Bharadwaj in a written reply informed the Lok Sabha today that in a letter dated October 14 this year, Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan had said that if implemented in right earnest, such a provision will keep deviant behaviour in check, besides getting rid of those who are found to be indolent, ineffective or with doubtful integrity.
He also informed the Lok Sabha that the CJI in his letter dated April 7 had also requested the government to set up 69 additional Special Courts for trial of corruption cases investigated by CBI. (ANI)

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