All India Bar Association suggested a few key suggestions like financial independent for Judiciary, Increasing retirement age of judges in three tier of judiciary, and creating four benches of Supreme Court and also video recording the court proceedings to bring in more transparency were sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CJ of India H L Dattu to bring in an efficient administration of justice.
On Friday Chairman of AIBA Adish C Aggarwala represented to PM Modi and CJI where he said these changes will revolutionise the administration of Judiciary. Aggarwal said in the 11 point charter of demand that judiciary must be given complete financial freedom at all levels so that it need not check in with State for financial support.
As per the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) contentions where the memorandum states that there would be 2 eminent personalities and they will form part of the said commission and they will not be part of Judiciary i.e. judges or lawyers. PM, CJI and opposition leader in Lok Sabha will choose them and they will not be relatives of the judges.
Supreme Court should have proportionate representation of states on the basis of their population. Aggarwala with this regard said that there was 3 judges from Maharashtra that had 110 million population and only 1 judge from UP where there were 200 million people. Rajasthan which has 68 million and Himachal Pradesh 6 million and Chattisgarh 25 million and there were no judges from these states in SC. Increase in the age of retirement of judges in the three tiers of judiciary was also demanded by Aggarwala. They contended that age of retirement for SC judge must be raised from 65 to 68 years and for High Court judge it should be from 62 to 65 years of age.
Four benches of Supreme Court to be set up across India like, one each in East, West, North-east and South was also requested by AIBA chairman Aggarwala. Live broadcast of the proceedings of all courts in the official website of that particular court was also asked by Aggarwala along with video graphing of the court proceedings.
By Sushma Javare