Perspective - All India Judicial Service | 24 December, 2021

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In this episode of the Perspective Prog. based on All India Judicial Service
On the show today we’re going to talk about the All India Judicial Service a proposal to centralise the recruitment of judges at the level of additional district judges and district judges for all states. In the same way that the Union Public Service Commission conducts a central recruitment process and assigns successful candidates to cadres, the All India Judicial Service seeks to establish a national-level recruitment process for lower judiciary. Amid reports of the Centre renewing attempts to build consensus with state governments and High Courts on setting of the All India Judicial Service, the government informed Parliament during its just concluded Winter Session that only 2 states – Haryana and Mizoram, and two high courts, Tripura High Court and Sikkim High Court, are in favour of creating the AIJS. Eight states- Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Punjab – have opposed the idea, while five states – have sought changes in the government’s proposal, 13 states did not respond. And as per govt data on High Courts, 13 have opposed the proposal, six have sought changes in it and others have not responded. In Perspective today, we will analyse with eminent experts on what the All India Judicial Service entails, whether it will strengthen the overall justice delivery system, the reasons why it is being opposed by states and High Courts and what is the way ahead?

Guest Name:-
1. Dr. Justice B.S. Chauhan, Chairman of the 21st Law Commission of India
2. Justice SN Dhingra, Former Judge Delhi High Court
3. P.K. Malhotra, Former Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice, GoI

Anchor:- Teena Jha
Producer:- Amit Srivastav, Sagheer Ahmad

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