Speaking on the sidelines of a review meeting of Union Government schemes on Saturday, Moily stated that judges’ behaviour could not be questioned and the Union Government was introducing the Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill in the Parliament to govern the judges.
“If there is a problem between judges, there are other platforms to approach. Commenting on it is not good. But judges should also behave accordingly. Their behaviour in public should be impeccable,” Moily said.
He was responding to a question on the open attack against Chief Justice of Karnataka for sharing the stage with the Chief Minister recently.
Moily also said the Centre was planning to review the Anti-Defection Law in view of several cases of defection across the country. As the President of Vigilance Committee for Central Government schemes, Moily held a meeting with the Bangalore district officials to check the implementation of several programmes, including Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).
Moily suggested taking up of programmes at the Gram Panchayat level in a connected manner, like completing only water related works at a given time. This would ensure that a GP would give works related to one field, rather than scattering it for road or afforestation or water programmes and therefore improving the impact of the programme.