Judicial independence means independence from the executive; it doesn’t mean independence from accountability.
A day after the Chief Justice of India cautioned the government against tinkering with the independence of judiciary, Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday said judicial freedom was paramount and a proposed law on judicial accountability will not undermine it.
Government is holding consultations with stakeholders on the Judicial Accountability Bill and has listed the matter for discussion in Parliament, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid said today.
A day ahead of today's all-party meeting to finalise the draft of the Lokpal Bill, the government rushes three anti-corruption bills through Cabinet. But the devil may be in the details.
In what appears to be a busy day in Parliament, the food security bill, whistleblowers bill and judicial accountability bill will be up for discussion in the House.