Bill to deal with judiciary corruption charges

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Veerappa Moily
New Delhi, Nov 11: Law and Justice Minister M Veerappa Moily said that the Centre planning to implement a bill in the Parliament to deal with corruption charges against judges.

Veerappa Moily said, "The Judges Standards and Accountability Bill will cover the entire judiciary and would not be a one sided affair. It would also provide appropriate protection to the judges so that it will not be misused."

The Government's plan comes in wake of growing complaints of misconduct against judges of the higher judiciary.

"It would have clarity on all issues, including those related to prior the appointment and after the appointment of a judge," Moily said, adding that it would cover the entire judiciary.

The bill would be a comprehensive legislation, including some of the provisions of the Judges (Declaration of Assets and Liabilities) Bill, 2009.

The bill has been drafted after taking into consideration 'the best of lessons' learnt from all over the world, including United Kingdom, France and the US.

According to the Bill, members of higher judiciary would declare their assets, the same could not be made public.

"We will also take the judiciary into full confidence in evolving the new system," he added.

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