Judicial reforms will be initiated in two months, says Moily

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New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): The Government is working for a national consensus on judicial reforms, and within a couple of months the judicial reforms will be implemented, Union Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily said.

Speaking during the Question Hour Moily said the process had been agonizing and too long and informed members that the government was in the process of preparing a roadmap for judicial reforms.

Moily said that there is no proposal before the government to give reservation in appointment of judges to High Courts and the Supreme Court for the weaker sections of the society. But the government would consciously suggest names of persons from the weaker sections for the consideration of the Collegiums to be appointed as judges in the higher judiciary.

He agreed with the views of the members to bring transparency in judicial appointments.

Moily also informed the members that the Law Commission had suggested in its report that the primacy of the Chief Justice of India and the power of the executive to appoint Supreme Court and High Courts judges should be restored.

The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee had recommended that appointment of judges could be entrusted to a wider body other than the Collegiums with representation from both judiciary and the executive, Moily said. (ANI)

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