Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill : Decoded

 

Author: Mr. Sudhanshu Mishra

 

The Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2010 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 1, 2010. The Bill was introduced by the Minister of Law and Justice. Which is also 97th amendment of the constitution.Here we will try to understand the provisions of the new bill.

The procedure of removal of judges is presently regulated by JUDGES INQUIRY ACT (1968) .The bill seeks to repeal it .

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  •  Judges will also be required to declare their asset and liabilities and also of their spouse and children’s.( such declaration has to take place with in 30 days of judges taking his oath to enter his office).
  • Every judge will also file an annual report of their assets and liabilities.
  • The assets and liabilities of judges will be displayed on the website of the court which he belonged.

MECHANISM FOR INVESTIGATION AND REMOVAL FOR JUDGES 

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  • Initial complain will be made to judicial oversight committee and they will referred this to scrutiny panel.

 

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MECHANISM FOR INVESTIGATION AND REMOVAL OF JUDGE/JUDGES

 

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97th Amendment Bill

 

 

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