New Delhi, Aug 25: Union Law and Justice Minister Veerappa Moily aims to introduce a judicial reform Bill in the next session of Parliament to ensure transparency in Indian judiciary, reported The Indian Express.
“We are working on a new draft Judges (Inquiry) Bill. It will be a new Bill and not merely a copy of the old one," he quoted as saying.
“We are taking care to include clauses that would ensure more accountability of judges of the Supreme Court as well as the High Courts apart from every aspect of good governance within the judiciary."
The proposed Inquiry Bill would also deal with misconducts of higher authority.
“The present Judges Inquiry Act, 1968, deals solely with impeachment procedures. It does not deal with other cases of complaints against judges," the Law Minister said.