Judges' body bats for creation of All India Judicial Services

Judges' body bats for creation of All India Judicial Services

Judges' body bats for creation of All India Judicial Services

The All India Judges Association today passed a resolution seeking creation of an all-India judicial services (AIJS) to reduce discrepancies in subordinate judiciary.

The meeting of executive body of the Association, which has nearly 15,000 judges from subordinate judiciary as members, was held at Gujarat Bhawan, where 16 resolutions were unanimously passed.

"In order to maintain the dignity and reduce discrepancies in trial judiciary, AIJS needs to be created, which is very much under the provisions of Constitution," said Association's president Justice Rajendra Prasad, a former Patna High Court judge.

"Association has passed the resolution to take steps for creation of AIJS, in the interest of the will of the people and under the provisions laid down in the constitution," said Justice Prasad.

A resolution seeking filling up 50 per cent vacancies of High Court judges by elevation of members of district judiciary and 50 per cent from Bar was also passed by the association.

Another resolution advocated establishment of second National Judicial Pay Commission to resolve the discrepancies in pay scales, increments and judicial allowances for officers.

The Association also demanded that vacant posts in different cadres of district courts be filled for speedy justice and discrepancies in promotion and seniority be resolved. Other resolutions passed include judicial officers who had completed seven years of practise as an advocate before joining the judicial services should also be considered for direct recruitment for higher judicial services and uniform recruitment rules for higher judicial services for entire country should be formulated. "Adequate infrastructure to all the courts of subordinate judiciary should be provided to dispose of huge pendency of cases. Resolutions have been passed by the association without any expectation but to bring the issues to the notice of those who matters," said Justice Prasad.