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Panel for pay hike of lower court judges likely to be setup

Panel for pay hike of lower court judges likely to be setup

And four acting judges now made permanent, for the national courts of PNG.

That Bench observed in a written order that it is getting to be about two years since a five-judge Constitution Bench, after striking down the government's NJAC (National Judicial Appointments Commission) law, tasked the Centre in December 2015 with the job of drafting a fresh MoP to replace the current one with the objective of making judicial appointments transparent.

The Apex Court has agreed to hear a petition seeking probe into medical admission scam which allegedly involved a former Orissa High Court's Judge. As CJI told the petitioner that its dismissed as these are not matters to be decided on the judicially side, Mr. Luthra said he had a right to be heard before the matter was dismissed.

To this, the bench said there are civil liberties and fundamental rights but it is also the responsibility of the society to protect its rights.

Disposing the petition by lawyer R.P. Luthra, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Amitava Roy recalled the October 27 order by a two-Judge bench relating to delay in the finalisation of the memorandum of procedure.

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The charge, Dave said, was very serious as it pointed fingers at the working of the apex court. On September 27, a special court in Delhi, granting bail to Quddusi, said the CBI's apprehension that he may flee, influence witnesses or tamper with evidence seemed "somewhat unfounded and unsubstantiated".

After hearing Dave, who was appearing for the petitioner Kamini Jaiswal, the bench of Justices Jasti Chelameswar and Abdul Nazeer ordered that it be heard by a Constitution Bench of the first five judges. The bench had also referred to contempt proceedings against Calcutta HC Judge C S Karnan and felt the need for a corrective mechanism to rein in errant judges, given the cumbersome alternative of the removal process.

Dave said the five judges on the Constitution Bench that will hear the matter must not include the CJI since a bench headed by him had dealt with the matter relating to the Lucknow college in the past.

It directed the CBI to produce these documents in sealed cover before Constitution Bench on the coming Monday.

The NGO Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) too had filed a petition on the matter on Wednesday and the bench headed by Justice Chelameswar had scheduled it for hearing Friday.