Tuesday, October 24, 2017


 There are no direct selection to higher level of civil services or Military services. IAS/IPS selections etc are only for entry level. In higher level of civil services positions are filled up through promotions altgough for some positions  like Economic advisers, ambassadors, Reserve Bank Governors etc, lateral inductions are done of professionals. In Judiciary, there is no all India competition but as far as I know, every state has their own Judicial Service with recruitment  at entry level with competitive test etc similar to PCS services and the recruits get promotions similar to those in civil services. Because of special type of job, in judiciary, at higher level lateral induction is made out of Advocates also.


From: MG Kapoor <mgkapoor.1962@gmail.com>
To: indiaresists@lists.riseup.net
Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 12:37 PM

The reality is much farther from the truth. Do only the wards, relatives, friends etc of the Judges, or of the bureaucrats and of the politicians meet the criteira? The nepotism that exists in the appointment of judges in the judiciary is unparalleled. Why can't they have Indian Higher Judiciary Service on the lines of Central Civil Services, the Indian Military Service or the Indian Police Service for all elegible to compete ? (Open written examination followed by interview. Interview not having more than 12.4% weightage just as in the IAS. Then followed by the Psychology test as in the Armed Forces selection). They don't want to have because neither the Collegium nor the Govt wants to give away the hold on the appointment of judges. In the existing system many an incompetent is appointed as a judge. 

At least I am not in agreement with either the Collegium System or the Govt having control. (I am a practising lawyer for over 35 years)

With best wishes,

MG Kapoor 

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On 15 October 2017 at 16:15, ravindra malhotra <indiaresists@lists.riseup.net> wrote:
 I agree. There is a s case of Judiciary setting up of procedure and modalities for disciplinary action in cases of serious lapses of justice by their members as determined by their senior courts.

However it may also not be lost sight of that no responsibilities are getting fixed on executive side  also, especially police force with politicians blessing, when hundreds of people in India remain in Jail even after exoneration by courts, hardly any action takes place against executive when courts rule that a person was falsely implicated by police themselves or under political pressure etc.


From: P.C.Pandian <truevalue_pandian@yahoo.com>
To: ravindra malhotra <rnmalhotra_in@yahoo.com>
Cc: indiaresists@lists.riseup.net
Sent: Saturday, 14 October 2017 11:51 PM


Transparency is fine; but accountability is missing. As a pattern, H.C.s overturn judgements of lower courts with serious strictures. Who will compensate the agony and nine years of the Talwars. A silly arithmetical error leads to a grave travesty of justice. In all the cases the judge goes unpunished and the victim suffers. An end is to be found.

On Oct 10, 2017 14:02, ravindra malhotra <indiaresists@lists.riseup.net> wrote:
 Politicians already control the bureaucracy. Appointment of judiciary by bureaucracy and by politicians will give absolute power to the politicians, who are at the top of corruption tower. At present it is the judiciary only which has checks on the unjust and discriminatory decisions of bureaucracy and politicians. Already legislatures have been acting and passing resolutions to delegate more and more power and privileges for themselves.


From: Supratim Basu <xsupratim@gmail.com>
To: "indiaresists@lists.riseup.net" <indiaresists@lists.riseup.net>
Sent: Tuesday, 10 October 2017 12:55 PM

Dear Mr Rodrigues,

This is one area where I completely disagree - the judiciary, unconstitutionally, seized the powers of appointments and transfers to itself, and completely upended the checks and balances of our constitution. If the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary are the three arms of our Republican, Consitutional democracy, then one arm can not say that it is not subject to any checks and balances of the other arms.

The executive should and must have the right to appoint/suggest/select judges to the HC and Supreme Court, which should then be ratified by the legislature - this is how it works in all modern and civilised countries. And, it is the only way to remove the untrammeled powers that the SC has seized for itself and put itself above all laws and all checks.

It is no secret that the judiciary today is the most corrupt organisation of the country, and that various (most) judges have made millions on the back of poor litigants. It is impossible to actually get justice in India today, in any meaningful time frame. The judiciary has become an incestuous cesspool.

From my perspective, the one single, easy reform that this government should implement - go back to the Jury system in civil and criminal cases in the HCs across the country, and make the SC only a court of appeal on law, not facts. Going back to the Jury system would put us back in the realm of civilised countries, give meaning to justice, hasten up timelines all over, and cut corruption in the judiciary by 90% overnight.



On 8 October 2017 at 07:09, Aires Rodrigues <airesrodrigues1@gmail.com> wrote:
It is extremely heartening that the Supreme Court has finally opened up its doors to transparency in matters concerning to judicial appointments. The current Collegium mode is the safest and surest way to preserve the Independence of the Judiciary had it not been reduced to a cabal. The collegium had ended up being a very secret club with the proceedings not being a public record. That veil of secrecy was untenable and had to go.  The collegium system must infact be given a constitutional status with all its deliberations being very transparent and within the purview of public scrutiny.
In the process of judicial appointments the Judiciary must be accountable to the public at large while it should also be totally insulated from political interference whatsoever. Only then will the Judiciary act as a successful defensive wall against the growing excesses and abuse of power by the executive and legislature. 
There is a dire need for the judiciary to look into the aspect of wider accountability of Judges by ensuring that a few black sheep do not blemish the fair image of the entire Judiciary.

Lord Harry Woolf, a former Chief Justice of England had said "Like old clocks, our judicial institutions need to be oiled, wound up and set to true time".

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