'No mechanism to deal with complaint against judges'

The Centre has maintained that there is no in-house mechanism to deal with the complaints filed against the Chief Justice of India (CJI) and Supreme Court judges.

The submission by the department of justice was made before the Central Information Commission (CIC) during hearing of an application filed under the Right to Information Act.

The apex panel under the transparency law, however, said that the Judicial Accountability Bill could address complaints against the judges but it was for Parliament to consider passing the law.

RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal made a number of queries, including the manner of handling complaints filed against the CJI and other judges of the apex court and the high courts.

As the matter was taken to the Central Information Commission, the justice department stated there was no in-house mechanism in their office to address complaints against the CJI and other judges.

The issue has to be independently handled by the Supreme Court itself, it said.
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