Sunday, 9 September 2007

India disagrees with global corruption report

India disagrees with global corruption report
ShikhaSeptember 8, 2007

The Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report, 2007 says that 77 per cent of the general public has stated the Indian judicial system to be corrupt. The Government, however, does not agree with the said perception.

According to the the Minister of Law and Justice H R Bhardwaj, the Government has already introduced Judges (Inquiry) Bill, 2006 in the Lok Sabha.

The Bill seeks to devise a suitable legislative framework for empowering a judicial forum to deal with complaints against judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts.

As far as the district and subordinate courts are concerned, the respective high courts are empowered to take cognisance of complaints against the members of the lower judiciary.
The minister was replying to a question in the Lok Sabha on Friday.—iGovernment Bureau
Read Executive Summary and Country Report on Judicial Corruption

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