All India Bar Association (AIBA) chairman, Adish C Aggarwala, submitted a reformatory 11-points suggestion list to the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and former Chief Justice of India Mr. H. L. Dattu in the month of April, 2015. It was given as a radical tool to pump up judiciary’s functional efficiency
The 11-point Radical List:
All India Bar Association (AIBA) chairman, Adish C
Aggarwala, submitted a reformatory 11-points suggestion list to the Prime
Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and former Chief Justice of India Mr. H. L. Dattu in
the month of April, 2015. It was given as a radical tool to pump up judiciary’s
The noteworthy points of the Charter were –
independence of Judiciary be given so that it is not dependant upon the
government to expand infrastructure.
regards to National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), the two eminent
personalities in question should never be amongst lawyers, judges and
judiciary. Moreover, the Committee of Prime Minister, Chief Justice of India
and the Leader of Opposition should appoint those two eminent personalities to
ensure their independence and impartiality.
appointment to the Supreme Court as a Judge should be driven by proportional
representation of the Indian states in accordance with their population.
sitting judges should be appointed to Tribunals and Commissions and retired
judges should be kept away from such posts. To enable such appointments,
sanctioned posts of judges should be increased.
retirement age of the judges at all three levels should be increased – from 65
to 68 in the case of a Supreme Court judge, from 62 to 65 for a High Court
judge and 60 to 62 for all subordinate judges.
should be the only basis for promotion of a subordinate judge to the High Court
and from High Court to Supreme Court. If a judge is not appropriate for such
promotion, his employment as a judge should be terminated immediately.
benches of the Supreme Court should be established in the east, west,
north-east and south India. Apart from bringing justice to the easy access of
the litigants, it would move the justices to places where their relatives are
of high court judges as Chief Justice of another High Court should be prevented
altogether as they are totally dependent upon the local judges for
of all cases should be mandatory which would subsequently become part of the
case file only and would also act as a regulator over the litigants, lawyers
of all the cases should be available on its official website.
clerkship of 1 year should be pre-mandated for practising as a lawyer. The
salary for such time period should be Rs 25000/- per month.
The list was submitted with all the relevant details to the
abovementioned points in order to bring transformation in the Indian judiciary.