Ju­di­cial in­ter­ven­tions

The Free Press Journal - - EDIT -

With ref­er­ence to the ar­ti­cle ‘Chal­lenge be­fore the SC’ (Nov 14), in past two decades the leg­is­la­ture had been find­ing a de­cline in qual­ity of in­take lead­ing to in­creas­ing ju­di­cial in­ter­ven­tions. Put un­der the spot­light now, warts are also seen in the ju­di­cial sys­tem. Whereas Po­lit­i­cal par­ties have an or­gan­i­sa­tion to reg­u­late qual­ity of en­trants and an EC for over­sight. The ju­di­ciary has very lit­tle to lean on to en­sure that cri­te­ria of en­try is met at the lower lev­els. It de­pends largely on in­ter­nal checks that could breed co­ter­ies within. The mode of ap­point­ing higher/apex level of ju­di­ciary via the Col­legium route might be re­quired but we would need steady hands at the helm till both leg­is­la­ture and ju­di­ciary op­ti­mise on their in­trin­sic qual­i­ties. The gov­ern­ment of the day, that stakes a larger role in the scheme of things, must set its house too in or­der. The pur­pose must be to find com­mon cause in the grey ar­eas be­tween the ' pil­lars of the con­sti­tu­tion’ and not in un­seemly de­bates.

— R Narayanan

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.