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MP Chief Justice Bobde heads to SC: CJI in 2019; LK Advani moots SC appointed by ministers

Madhya Pradesh High Court chief justice SA Bobde to be elevated to the Supreme Court. He will become the Chief Justice of India in 2019, after justice Ranjan Gogoi, and will preside for 18 months [Hindu] After the recent decision to elevate Justice AK Sikri, this would take the total bench strength to 30 out of 31 sanctioned places.

Politician LK Advani wants the executive’s say in Supreme Court judges appointment and transfer for “bringing in checks and balances”. He cited a 2008 report of the Law Commission in support [Rediff]

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Like +0 Object -0 Santokh Singh Sahi 30 Mar 13, 03:15
All the stake holders, legislature, executive and judiciary, bar included are required to collectively participate in regulatory judicial council to take care of the entire justice delivery system. Such a judicial system is successfully working in California, where the SC Chief Justice is assisted by nominees from the legislature, subordinate judiciary and bar council. India too needs to constitute National and State Judicial Councils by involving all the providers and the consumers. In the interest of independent judiciary, let the SC review it’s “Collegium system” and constitute National and State Judicial Councils. In case SC fails, then Parliament must step in to full fill its promise of wiping “every tear of every waiting litigant”, by constituting National and State Judicial Councils, as detailed, below;
National Judicial Council
Chairman: Chief Justice of India
Members:
(1) Nominee of SC Justices
(2) Nominee of HC CJ’s
(3) Nominee of Lok Sabha
(4) Nominee of Rajya Sabha
(5) Nominee of Bar Council of India
(6) Nominee of SC Bar
(7) Union Law Minister
Functions:
(1) Appointment, Transfer, Promotion/Elevation and Removal.
(2) Opening and Closing of Benches, as per work load.
(3) Take care of the Finances; availability and utilization.
(4) Opening and Closing of Circuit Benches, as per work load.
(5) Propose new legislation in law or procedure for improvement.
State Judicial Council
Chairman: Chief Justice of the High Court
Members:
(1) Nominee of High Court Justices
(2) Nominee of District and Session Judges
(3) Nominee of State Assembly
(4) Nominee of Vidhan Parishad
(5) Nominee of State Bar Council
(6) Nominee of HC Bar
(7) State Law Minister
Functions:
(1) Appointment, Transfer, Promotion and Removal. (4) To care of the Finances; availability and utilization
(5) To regulate the functioning of:
(i) Bail bond/Security bond Agencies.
(ii) Reformation Centers for the convicts.
(iii) Rehabilitation Centers for the victims.
(iv) Service of Summons/Warrants Agencies.
(v) Sectarial Agencies to record statements/evidence.
(vi) Abscounder Apprehension Agencies for quick apprehension.
(vii) Employment Agencies to supply skilled personnel.
(2) Opening and Closing of Courts
(3) Propose new legislation in law or procedure for improvement

(viii) Para-Legal Schools to train employees.
(ix) Security Agencies to take care of the security system.
(x) In Service Training Centers.
(xi) Private Investigation Agencies, for competitive investigation.
(xii) Private Copying Agencies on contract basis.
(xiii) Hold Seminars/Discussions for continuing improvements.
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