Government to introduce Judges Inquiry Amendment Bill 2008

October 8th, 2008 - 10:16 pm ICT by ANI  

P. Chidambaram

New Delhi, Oct. 8 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to introduce the Judges Inquiry Amendment Bill 2008 during the winter session of Parliament.
It also decided that as part of the Bill, a proposal would be considered to set up a National Judicial Council to investigate complaints against higher judiciary and recommend suitable action after following the prescribed procedure.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, the Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram said that a previous bill introduced in the Lok Sabha in December 2006 would be withdrawn.
He said the provisions of the new bill will bring transparency in the functioning of the judiciary and also enhance its prestige.
He said that in another important decision the Cabinet approved the proposal to restrict the publication of exit polls till the last phase of an election is over. He said that the Representation of People Act 1951 will be amended in this regard. (ANI)

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