New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): The Centre plans to introduce a 'state-of-the-art' legislation during the winter session of Parliament to deal with complaints of corruption against judges and also to ensure accountability of the higher judiciary.
The Judges Standards and Accountability Bill will cover the "entire judiciary" and would not be a "one sided affair," claimed Law and Justice Minister M Veerappa Moily.
It would also provide appropriate protection to the judges, he added.oily said the Judges Inquiry Act of 1968 would be repealed once the proposed bill is adopted.
Moily said, "The Judges Inquiry Bill deals only with the impeachment process of judges. We want to replace it with a comprehensive Judges Standards and Accountability Bill."
The plan assumes significance in the context of growing complaints of misconduct against judges of the higher judiciary and a feeling that the redressal system is ineffective.
The "forward looking" 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. (ANI)